This is a true story about 1,500 African food companies in nine African countries, and 1,500 volunteers from six food companies that worked together to improve food security across Africa.
The story goes like this.
A decade ago, General Mills’ CEO at the time – Ken Powell – was challenged by the Secretary-General of the United Nations (Kofi Annan) to find a way to help improve the quality, safety and availability of food in Africa.
Lucky for us, Powell and his team had the passion, desire, knowledge, and the team to make it happen.
The U.S. unemployment rate reached its lowest point in 49 years this September. Meanwhile, the percentage of “engaged” U.S. workers — i.e., those who are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace — is at an all-time high, according to Gallup.
For companies without a robust employee engagement strategy in place, this presents a new reality — it’s becoming more difficult to attract and retain top talent.
Mobile science lab to visit nine locations through June 2017
BILLERICA, Mass., April 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ — MilliporeSigma today announced nine stops for the first half of its national, year-long Curiosity Cube™ tour. Built on the company’s successful Curiosity Labs™ program, the Curiosity Cube™—a 22x10-foot, retrofitted shipping container that has been transformed into a mobile science lab—is sparking scientific curiosity through interactive, hands-on science experiments.
Mobile Science Education Lab will reach 350,000 students across America
SAN FRANCISCO, January 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Recognizing that tomorrow’s discoveries depend on the next generation of scientists—and that breakthroughs begin with curiosity—MilliporeSigma has kicked off a year-long “Curiosity Cube™” tour.
NetSuite employee Bret Crosby shares how volunteerism at NetSuite helped him forge connections
When Bret Crosby joined NetSuite as a Solutions Consultant last August, he did so as a remote employee based in Phoenix.
While many people envy the perceived freedom and flexibility that working from home offers, Crosby said it can also be isolating. When you work remotely, you naturally miss out on the opportunity get to know your coworkers and feel a sense of camaraderie.
At Timberland, employees are driven by the company’s longstanding commitment to social and environmental justice, creating a culture where community service has become a way of life. Timberland offers employees the flexibility to volunteer for causes they are passionate about, and has found that when employees have this freedom, enthusiasm and overall employee satisfaction are highest. Around the world employees eagerly take part in service projects throughout the year, including Timberland’s pillar service events, Earth Day in the spring and most recently, Serv-a-palooza in the fall.
From Oct 17-21, thousands of NetSuite employees from around the world will show their commitment to making a positive impact in their communities
From Oct 17-21, thousands of NetSuite employees from around the world will show their commitment to making a positive impact in their communities during Global Impact Week, NetSuite’s annual week of service.
Global Impact Week gives employees a chance to celebrate ways to give back locally through volunteer service and in-office donation drives.
My call with Sofia Brugnini, a project manager at NetSuite in Montevideo, Uruguay, to talk about her work as a SuiteImpact Ambassador, happened less than a week after a rare and powerful tornado tore through Uruguay killing four people and leaving hundreds injured and homeless.