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Railroads Provide Work for Vets Returning from War


OMAHA, Neb. May 10, 2013 (AP)

Mark Major once led a team of soldiers in combat in Iraq. Now he leads a team of railroad employees. The difference, he says, is obvious: "I'm not getting shot at anymore."

But it's the similarities between serving in the military and working for the railroad that draw Major and many other former military members to this type of work.

"For a veteran — a person who thrives off excitement, a mission and a chain of command — you tend to seek out companies like that," said Major, who has worked for Union Pacific for about two years.

Venture Inside the Leading Compliance Platform - Source Intelligence


“Which suppliers are in scope?”, “Should we handle compliance internally, externally or with a blended approach?”, “How should we define due diligence?”

There certainly is no shortage of questions surrounding Conflict Minerals Compliance and Source Intelligence will answer each and every one of them. To address concerns Source Intelligence will be hosting a web-based  'open house' on our robust platform.

Deloitte Ranks 11th on DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity

Continued inclusion advancement lands organization on list for the tenth year
Press Release

NEW YORKMay 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Recognized for its advancement of minorities and its innovative Inclusion strategy, Deloitte was ranked 11th among the most admired for diversity on the 2013 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list.  According to the publication's findings, Deloi

There is No Such Thing as "One Size Fits All" for Conflict Minerals Compliance


Industry experts convened at the Automobile Industry Action Group (AIAG) 2013 CR Summit in Novi, MI to discuss the challenges organizations face in developing strategies to meet Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals regulatory compliance requirements.  Jordan Groves, Sales Director at Source Intelligence, provided perspective based on the hundreds of organizations Source Intelligence has worked with over the past two years and provided a synopsis of 4 different approaches to addressing Conflict Minerals Compliance: 

Calling All Companies: Military Veterans Bring Dedication, Motivation, and Leadership


By Kathy Mulvany

This blog was originally posted on the Huffington Post.

This week I had the privilege of attending an event at the White House where the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, and John Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco, unveiled a new program to give returning military service members a fast track to the training and certifications needed for high-demand IT jobs.

'Military Times EDGE' Names Union Pacific Among Best for Vets Employers

Press Release

Omaha, Neb., May 06, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Military Times EDGE named Union Pacific Railroad among the 40 Best for Vets 2013 Employers. Union Pacific's No. 5 ranking marks the third consecutive year it has been in the top 10.

"Being recognized as a Best for Vets Employer is truly an honor," said Roy Schroer, Union Pacific vice president – Human Resources. "We take pride in hiring veterans and military reserve personnel because of their strong work ethic, knowledge and leadership skills."

Increasing Employee Volunteer Participation

Best Practices for Maximizing Engagement

Employee volunteer programs are one of the very best ways to engage your employees. But how do you actually get your employees interested in joining your volunteer efforts? There are a number of ways to spread the word and maximize the number of employees who contribute to your collective volunteer programs.

 In this article, we offer up some tips and best practices, expanding on the following:

- Get the word out!

- Strike an emotional chord

- Make it fun -- get employees excited!

- Get to know your employees


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