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KFC UK Launches Debut Graduate Scheme

KFC is launching its first ever graduate programme this month

The world's largest chicken chain has selected 10 former students from across the UK to join its coveted 12-month Operations Leadership Scheme.

James Watts, vice president HR at KFC UK commented, 'I'm excited about our Operations Leadership Scheme as it means so much to our organisation and is another great chance for us to support the learning and development of our people. 

GlaxoSmithKline Combines Social Impact and Professional Development

By Caroline McDermott, Senior Associate Consultant, Advisory Services, Taproot Foundation

GlaxoSmithKline’s Emerging Talent Program sought an experiential learning opportunity for the future leaders of the pharmaceutical company, and saw a perfect fit in the ScopeAthon. The ScopeAthon matches business professionals with nonprofit leaders in an intensive, three-hour diagnostic session to articulate one organizational challenge facing the nonprofit, brainstorm solutions, and develop a scope of work for a project that addresses that need.

Understanding the Spectrum of Skills Based Volunteering

This is an installment of Taproot’s “Back to Basics” series, focusing on the helpful building blocks for developing a successful corporate pro bono program.

Over the past several years there has been tremendous growth in corporate pro bono service.  From the growth of new programs, to the piloting of new 

First Annual Pro Bono Hall of Fame Inductees to be Announced During Pro Bono Week

Press Release

August 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ - This October, as part of Pro Bono Week 2013, Taproot Foundation will induct four individuals into the first annual Pro Bono Hall of Fame.  These individuals are pro bono trail blazers in the HR, IT and design fields, as well as one pro bono field-builder. Inductees will be officially revealed as part of the lead up to Pro Bono Week, which is celebrated from October 20th-26th.

Fortune Magazine: Great Job! How Yum! Brands Uses Recognition to Build Teams and Get Results


Fortune Magazine

Yum! Brands CEO David Novak utilizes the deep need for personal recognition to not only spark a fun working atmosphere, but inspire Yum! employees worldwide to maximize their potential and drive results.

To read the full article from Geoff Colvin in Fortune Magazine, please click here.   

Deloitte Survey: Skills-based Volunteering Increases Employability, But Overlooked by Most Unemployed College Grads and Returning Vets

A majority of recruiters say volunteer experience makes candidates more desirable, but most applicants don't consider this as a bridge to employment
Press Release

NEW YORK, August 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- According to a new survey from Deloitte, human resources (HR) executives agree that skills-based volunteering enhances the job prospects for graduating college seniors and returning military veterans. Yet, despite challenging economic times, less than half of the college students (46 percent) and military personnel (48 percent) surveyed think of volunteering at a nonprofit as a way to develop skills and gain the experience needed to land a future job.   

Sanofi US Named a Fit-Friendly Worksite

Recognized by the American Heart Association for meeting criteria for Employee Wellness
Press Release

July 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Sanofi businesses across our U.S. organization have been collectively recognized as a Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program.

The Fit-Friendly Worksites program acknowledges employers who champion the health of their employees and work to create a culture of physical activity and health in the workplace.

According to the American Heart Association, Sanofi received Gold Level recognition for:

A Pharmacy Innovation Company Committed to Its People


To cultivate an engaged workforce today, a company must provide healthy and safe working conditions, career development and training opportunities and recognition programs. Research shows investments in employee health care, development and engagement can improve productivity, spur innovation and attract and retain top talent. Among the challenges facing the U.S. health care sector is the need for more employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills and expertise.


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