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Alliance Data Associates Around the World Celebrate Red Nose Day

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Alliance Data associates all around the world donned our best red noses to bring attention to Red Nose Day as part of our ongoing commitment to help support children's causes in the locations where our associates live and work. With a little bit of silliness and a lot of awareness we know together we can help end child poverty!

Blackbaud Increases Corporate Volunteer Engagement with New AngelPoints Updates

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MicroEdge + Blackbaud is pleased to announce exciting new updates to its AngelPoints employee giving & volunteering technology solution that will help companies improve the way they engage their employees in volunteerism! Adding a social media feel to the platform that creates excitement and more directly connects volunteers with the impact they are having, employees can now upload and share photos from volunteer events to the AngelPoints VolunteerMe mobile volunteering app.

Additional new features include:

Arrow Electronics’ Employees and Partners Spruce Up Phoenix Ronald McDonald House

The Arrow team spent more than 200 labor-hours at the Phoenix RMHC facility making Easter baskets, assembling hygiene bags, folding sheets, sweeping up leaves, organizing storage closets and cleaning windows and rooms.
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In April, as part of Arrow Electronics’ annual Logistics & Operations Management Conference, 100 Arrow employees and 40 vendor partners spent an afternoon volunteering at Roanoke House, the oldest Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) facility in Phoenix, Arizona.

RMHC provides vital resources and compassionate care to children and their families being served by leading hospitals worldwide, thanks in part to the commitment of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Enjoying the Career Journey While Keeping an Eye on the Summit

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In 2006 Sophia Danenberg, a corporate EHS leader and recreational mountaineer, became the first African-American to reach the summit of Mount Everest.  For this edition of CSRwire’s Talkback, we spoke with her about how her experiences in the mountains have influenced her career path and how she approaches her work. 

Q: What inspires you about your EHS career?

Astellas Named 2017 When Work Works Honoree by the Society for Human Resource Management

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NORTHBROOK, Ill., Friday, May 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Yesterday, Astellas was named an honoree of the 2017 When Work Works award by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

The award honors organizations that have created effective workplaces based on six evidence-based components connected to positive employee and employer outcomes: autonomy; work/life fit; supervisor support for work success; earnings, benefits and advancement opportunities; learning opportunities; and a culture of trust.

Transformative Employee Volunteering with Chris Jarvis & Angela Parker, Realized Worth Co-Founders

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Jamie Serino speaks with Chris Jarvis and Angela Parker (@angelajeane), Co-Founders of Realized Worth (@RealizedWorth), a consulting firm focused on the design and implementation of employee volunteering programs. Chris and Angela discuss the current state of employee volunteering and the common roadblocks that companies are facing to maintain momentum.

Five Ways Sustainability Can Drive Employee Engagement

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Only 33 percent of US workers report being engaged in their jobs according to a report issued earlier this year by Gallup. A whopping 51 percent of U.S. employees say they are actively looking for a new job or watching for openings.

So, what drives engagement and what can organizations do to attract and retain the best talent?

Xylem’s “Make Your Mark 30-Day Challenge” Spurs Over 4,000 Employee Volunteer Hours and Raises Community Awareness of Water and Environmental Issues

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In celebration of World Water Day on March 22, Xylem launched a month-long volunteer challenge that extended through Earth Day on April 22 for Xylem colleagues across the globe to highlight the importance of water and environmental issues.

How Can we Better Support Hiring and Job Retention?

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WhenPeopleWork is an online employment matching system that aligns formerly incarcerated men and women—as well as prisoners on track to be released—with employers who already know that their job candidates from our program will be people who have been incarcerated. The "check the box" question about a criminal conviction history is eliminated, as is the stigma attached to it. The result is a fair chance at meaningful employment.

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