Workplace Inclusion CSR News

Scotiabank New CSR Perspectives Series: Supporting Gender Equality through the HeForShe movement

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Gender equality remains a global issue and achieving equality requires an inclusive approach. Scotiabank is supporting the UN Women Solidarity Movement, HeForShe, with their efforts towards gender equality as one way for employees to advocate inclusion.  

VIDEO | Hackster.io Launches Project to Promote Gender Diversity in Hardware

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In a 2016 survey of people from 104 countries, Hackster.io discovered that fewer than six percent of hardware developers are women. In an effort to encourage more women of all ages to pursue careers in hardware, Adafruit and Hackster.io have collaborated to create the Women in Hardware (WiH): Interview Series.

Jobs for Unemployed Veterans

After 18 years in the Army, Jeff was medically retired and having the all-too-common experience of struggling to find work after service. The happy ending began when social media connected him with one of his former soldiers who was a manager at Walmart.
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, just over 7,000 -- 4.5 percent of the 164,000 veterans in Oklahoma's work force -- are unemployed. But there's another 152,000 veterans who aren't considered in the work force, which means they're either not looking for jobs, or have given up looking.

"I would like to see us do better," said State Senator Frank Simpson, "because I think military people bring some unique skills with them that maybe their civilian counterparts don't have."

Three Quality of Lifehacks to Bridge Generational Differences in the Workplace

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A 60-something instructor at a major university was working on a project with an undergraduate student. The student complimented the instructor on her proficiency with technology. The student thought he was paying a compliment to the instructor. The instructor was offended because she believed the implication was that her skills were good “for someone her age,” playing into the stereotype that all Baby Boomers struggle with technology. Little did the student know that the instructor serves on the boards of several technology companies and is a former CEO of a tech company.

Caterpillar Celebrates Diversity & Inclusion

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Diverse and inclusion work environments embrace the values and unique talents, experiences and viewpoints of employees. This approach aligns with our Best Team strategic goal.

Click here to read more about Caterpillar’s global Diversity and Inclusion strategy and how the various Employee Resource Groups drive the strategy.

Shire’s Pride Month Celebrations Bring Together Employees Globally

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Shire employees across the globe celebrated Pride Month in June through a variety of events ranging from city-wide parades to local panel events. Activities were led by B-Equal, Shire’s Business Resource Group (BRG) that supports the inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Professionals (LGBT+) and their Allies. Hundreds of colleagues, along with their family and friends, joined together to show their support of the LGBT+ community and recognize the importance of being an inclusive workplace.

“Culture is the DNA of the Company”: An Interview with JetBlue’s SVP of Talent, Rachel McCarthy

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On last year’s list of the best companies to work for in the US, JetBlue secured an impressive spot in the top 25, coming in at number 21. In 2017, however, the low-cost airline buckled its seat belt, secured its tray table and soared all the way up to the number 3 spot.

Military Veterans Worth £1.5BN to UK Economy

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More than one in five (22%) armed forces leavers face employment challenges, resulting in a potential loss of £1.5bn to the economy.

Barclays is calling on other employers to recognise the value that veterans can bring to the UK workforce, publishing new research that highlights how ex-military employees could help to plug UK skills shortage, by filling one in six predicted vacancies.

The study reveals that the UK economy could suffer losses of up to £1.5bn in the next five years if service leavers can’t find employment, or are under-employed upon leaving the armed forces.

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