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Sustainability: A Gateway to Employee Wellness and Reduced Health Care Costs

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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There are many benefits that arise from worksite wellness, from reducing absenteeism, health care and workers’ compensation costs to improving employee recruitment, health, morale and productivity.  A recent post states, "A University of Michigan study revealed health

Skills for America's Future Announces Commitment by UPS to Help Train Workers, Expand Partnerships

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Skills for America's Future, a national initiative to connect employers with community colleges to provide 21st century skills to American workers, today announced a significant commitment by UPS, the world's largest package delivery company.

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Skills for America's Future, a national initiative to connect employers with community colleges to provide 21st century skills to American workers, today announced a significant commitment by UPS, the world's largest package delivery company.

The Rat is Back: Union Activism Generates Strong Reactions

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By Bahar Gidwani

Years ago, the building next to my office tried to get rid of its union staff. A local New York building union set up a picket line and brought in a huge inflatable rat to help tell everyone who passed what was going on. The picketing (and the rat) seemed to work and the building owners backed down.

What It Takes to Be a Great Green Employer

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Businesses today are presented with the unique opportunity to dramatically improve the bottom-line through expanded eco awareness and a more proactive and innovative mindset than ‘business as usual’.  Our sustainability consulting work finds that progressive companies are seeking to refine their sustainable business strategies, improve internal and external communication, and bring cohesiveness to their organization.  What does it take to be a great green employer?

Sustainability Job Posting: Communications Manager

Deadline: March 25, 2011
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(3BL Media / the CSRfeed) March 18, 2011 - Communications Manager, Network for Business Sustainability
Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

Why Small Business May Change the Face of Sustainability

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Small business owners and entrepreneurs now makeup over half of worldwide employment, and these numbers continue to grow as the US and global economy shows signs of recovery.  With a dramatic increase in new jobs falling into this category, the traditional face of small business is changing dramatically.  With it, so too may be the qualities and measures of sustainable business.
 

Nonprofit Boards: On Saying No to Problem Board Members

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Who is the Charlie Sheen in Your Company,” asks Nell Minow, Co-Founder and Editor of The Corporate Library. The moment I read those words, I thought of too many nonprofit boards that tolerate problem board members because it’s uncomfortable to “fire” volunteers.

Business Sustainability: Bringing New Meaning to Life/Work Balance

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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In today’s multifunctional and multi-connected world, even the most disciplined and stress-free of individuals often find it irresistible to check-in.  The need to check our voice and email messages is just far too easy on the endless range of personal devices.  As a result, we are sucked into the office and our thoughts and mindset are immediately pulled back into work mode.  The question: How do we find that critical work/life balance in today’s world?

Workplace Giving with Spark! from Calgary Company Benevity

Benevity profiled on Techvibes
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I’m pretty sure one of the worst nightmares I ever had involved me playing volleyball with my coworkers. I know that some people cannot wait for the corporate challenge every year, but for employees like me, it’s de-motivating enough to make me consider calling in sick for work.
 

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