Many believe that the relentless pursuit to offer the next compelling employee benefit that will attract and retain the talent companies need is a “race to the bottom.” But there’s a gem sitting right in front of us that is shinier than any trendy perk. Hint: it’s not free yoga classes, the drink fridge or bring-your-dog-to-work Fridays. It’s the idea of delivering up Goodness as part of the employee experience, which is even more powerful in a global context, as businesses continue to be challenged to create a unified corporate culture that transcends borders and leverages diversity.
In the area of employee engagement, the current trend is to connect programs with a company’s core business. But there’s a new, opposite strategy as well: encouraging employees to take time away from work to explore personal goals.
Highlights from Domtar's 2015 Sustainability Report
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Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products, including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers, and absorbent hygiene products. The foundation of our business is a network of world-class wood fiber-converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulp.
MADISON, Wis., October 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ – In Business magazine recognized the nonprofit Leonardo Academy with a “Best Companies to Work For” award on October 21st. Leonardo Academy, The Sustainability Experts®, works to advance sustainability on a local, national, and global scale. The “Best Companies to Work For” competition recognizes organizations for employee benefits that create attractive workplace cultures. Leonardo Academy was the winner and top scorer in the small company category.
Employee engagement is essential to the success of an organization. Studies by industry experts show that engaged employees work harder, are more motivated, provide better customer service and have lower turnover rates. The bottom line — engagement has a profound effect on an organization’s performance.
This month’s guest writer is our stock plan manager, Lisa Leitner, based in our Bellevue, Wash. office. She’s also an active member of Strength Opportunity Ability Resilience & Respect (SOAR), our business resource group (BRG) focused on providing community and support for people with disabilities and their caregivers.
It’s November. For most of us, this means fall, football and food (yes, I mean Thanksgiving). But did you know it’s also National Family Caregivers Month?
The media has been filled for months with alarming articles about the high cost of college tuition and the consequent high amount of student debt, now estimated to be around $3 trillion dollars in the U.S. These articles are usually paired with warnings about the downward drag on our future economy, as millennials with large student loans are unable to buy houses or cars, or to participate fully in our consumption-dependent economy due to long term, high loan payments.
JustGreen® Partners With Wild At Work In An Effort To Help Stop Global Warming
HOUSTON, TX, February 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ - JustGreen, Just Energy Group’s green energy initiative is pleased to announce a new partnership with Wild at Work. Together JustGreen and Wild at Work will offer an exclusive employee program to member organizations.