Taproot Foundation honors leadership and HR powerhouse Jim Collins for trail blazing the pro bono ethic
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.
-- Working Mother Inaugurates October 15th as National Flex Day to “Celebrate and Embrace” Workplace Flexibility --
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 workingmother.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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A majority of recruiters say volunteer experience makes candidates more desirable, but most applicants don't consider this as a bridge to employment
NEW YORK, August 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- According toa 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.