human resources

Taproot Announces Pro Bono Hall of Fame Inductee Jim Collins

Taproot Foundation honors leadership and HR powerhouse Jim Collins for trail blazing the pro bono ethic
Press Release

October 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Jim Collins has been inducted into the Pro Bono Hall of Fame for his contributions in leadership and the field of human resources.  A world-renowned researcher, teacher, and international bestselling author about how good companies become great companies, Jim has always made pro bono service a part of his portfolio.

Bombardier Participates in Berlin Engagement Week

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  • Volunteer day provides opportunity to engage in local community projects
  • 25 members of staff support an educational and family centre in Berlin

Discovery Communications Named To 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies

-- Working Mother Inaugurates October 15th as National Flex Day to “Celebrate and Embrace” Workplace Flexibility --
Press Release

New York, NY, September 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ — Working Mother magazine today named Discovery Communications as one of the 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for its commitment to progressive workplace programs, including child care, flexibility, advancement and paid family leave. The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on

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.   


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