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High-Tech Lens Innovating KFC Restaurant Training

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KFC had a vision to condense an 80-page instruction manual into an interactive video that would play on a screen the size of a fingerprint. And they did just that, by developing a Google Glass platform to explore how team members train and respond to the fast-changing restaurant environment.

Resembling an elaborate Bluetooth earpiece, Google Glass is one of the more prominent technologies driving the recent electronics trend known as "wearables" – small, inobtrusive computing devices that track, monitor, and provide dynamic information about and to its wearer.

Grameen America Scales Microlending Model Across the U.S. with Launch of Microfinance Training Institute in Queens

Capital One Bank provides $350,000 grant and additional $500,000 low-interest loan to support Grameen America’s expansion
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NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Grameen America, a nonprofit microfinance organization offering microloans, training and support to help women in poverty build small businesses, today announced the launch of the first U.S. Training Institute for microfinance with the support of longstanding partner Capital One. The new Institute, located in Queens, NY, will help provide thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs in low-income communities access to microloans.

Symantec Congratulates 2014’s Most Innovative Teachers

By Cecily Joseph, Symantec's Vice President, Corporate Responsibility
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In my role as Vice President of Corporate Responsibility for Symantec, I have the privilege of driving the global implementation of Symantec’s community investment strategy and seeing first hand how organizations like Teach For America—our longest-standing philanthropic partner—are helping to inspire leaders, encourage creativity and collaboration, and make a meaningful impact for children and families in communities across the country.

CVS Caremark’s Prescription for a Better World

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Our approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) ties directly to our purpose: helping people on their path to better health. As a pharmacy innovation company, we work every day to provide products and services that help people on this journey. We also strive to address the other obstacles people might encounter on their path, such as the affordability and accessibility of their health care. We define these efforts and our CSR strategy as our Prescription for a Better World.

CVS Caremark CSR: Leader in Growth

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Over the last decade, there has been greater emphasis on how a company operates and conducts its business affairs, beyond what it returns to its investors. While growth and return on investment will always be determinants of a successful business, we believe there is more to the equation when considering a company’s long-term viability and value to society.

How to Lead Change and Change Leadership

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By Rachel Book, Associate Director of Global Talent Attraction and Diversity, AT&T

It’s not often that leaders and thinkers from corporate America, academia, startups and nonprofits join together to brainstorm on meaningful ways to advance women and girls in computing. But that’s exactly what the 2014 National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Summit was all about.

Software Company Hires Autistic Adults for Specialized Skills

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For much of his adult life, 28-year-old Patrick Viesti has worked to keep the signs of Asperger's syndrome at bay, but even after a successful college career, finding a job was not easy.

"To truly be honest, I would have to say it was quite difficult," Viesti said.

Viesti said he had come off stiff or monotone during the interview process, reports CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller. However, his luck changed thanks to the software company he now works for. SAP recruited him and a number of other new hires this year because of their autism.

BNSF’s Commitment to Veterans, Diversity & Community

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OUR PEOPLE
We continue to expand our team and plan to hire a record 5,000 team members by the end of 2014. Hiring more than 4,600 team members in 2013 is a direct reflection of our ongoing commitment to safely and efficiently serve our customers.

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OUR PEOPLE
We continue to expand our team and plan to hire a record 5,000 team members by the end of 2014. Hiring more than 4,600 team members in 2013 is a direct reflection of our ongoing commitment to safely and efficiently serve our customers.

Going Global: UTC Expands Partnership with Junior Achievement

Supports program that will transform Chinese and American teens into global entrepreneurs
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On a warm and sunny August afternoon, 20 high school students from Shanghai, China and 20 more from Wallingford, Conn. laughed and chatted as they toured the lush fields of the 272-year-old Lyman Orchards farm in Middlefield, Conn.

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