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When Volunteering is Too Easy: Better Ways to Engage and Activate Employee Volunteers

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This year more than most, everyone is terrified to ask their employees to do anything beyond the basics of their jobs. They’re busy, they’re exhausted, they just can’t. “We shouldn’t ask our employees to do more right now. They just don’t have time.” The solution? Just make it easier. Curate the volunteer opportunities, plan the events, send out the awards – and then all employees will have to do is show up, make a difference, feel good, and get back to work. It’s the only way to meet them where they are without canceling volunteering altogether. Right?

Alexion 5th Annual Global Week of Service Goes 100% Virtual

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Every day, we strive to meet the expectations of our stakeholders, our communities and ourselves. We know the importance of this responsibility, and we take it seriously. Global Week of Service (GWS) is an annual opportunity for us to carry out this ambition across the globe by making an impact in our local communities. For the first time, GWS went 100% virtual, allowing our volunteers to participate in meaningful, fun, and impactful community-focused initiatives within the safety of their own homes.

Piedmont Natural Gas Employees Saved House in Nashville to Give Students a Home

It's a new home for young people who are clients of the nonprofit Monroe Harding
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Piedmont Natural Gas in Nashville is used to doing good work. But there’s one project that has employees really enthusiastic.

Tami Sturges had the idea. Instead of demolishing a house in the path of a natural gas pipeline project, she asked, could we do something productive with the house?

The company bought the three-bedroom house in Nashville’s West End intending to demolish it. That’s when Stephen Francescon, Piedmont’s community relations manager, turned to Monroe Harding, a nonprofit that provides foster care and supportive housing for young people.

American Heart Association Recognizes Fifth Third Bank With Gold for Workplace Health Achievement

Scientific, evidenced-based instrument rates and recognizes workplace health programs and workforce heart health
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CINCINNATI, November 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The results of the American Heart Association 2020 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced and Fifth Third Bank achieved national gold recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. Fifth Third is one of 776 organizations that completed the Index assessment this year, evaluating the time period of July 30, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

Morgan Stanley Donates Additional $2.5 Million to Hunger Relief Organizations Worldwide Through Move for Meals Campaign

Employees Walked 250 Million Steps to Raise Awareness of Hunger Globally
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Morgan Stanley today announced a donation of $2.5 million to hunger relief organizations worldwide, equaling 25 million meals, as a result of its latest employee campaign: Move for Meals. From October 16-18, nearly 10,500 employees in more than 440 cities around the world participated in the Move for Meals Campaign, walking 250 million steps to raise awareness about global hunger in recognition of World Food Day. 

Cummins Launches National Initiative to Improve Racial Equity

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Cummins launches CARE as another step forward in Cummins' intent to take a leading role in undoing systemic discrimination.

The company has developed strategies and initiated work in four identified areas.

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Cummins launches CARE as another step forward in Cummins' intent to take a leading role in undoing systemic discrimination.

The company has developed strategies and initiated work in four identified areas.

A Meaningful Difference for Cancer Patients and Loved Ones

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Alkermes employee, Shannon Nguyen, reflects on how tragically losing both her mother and a friend to cancer motivates her work in oncology.

How Johnson & Johnson Is Helping Over 40,000 Employees Exercise Their Ability to Vote in a Pandemic

By Liz Ozaist, Global Content Lab Editor-in-Chief, Johnson & Johnson
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In an unprecedented year, you need to think of unprecedented ways to help your workforce feel supported—including on Election Day. The company's Chief Human Resources Officer shares why employees can take paid time off to vote this November.

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In an unprecedented year, you need to think of unprecedented ways to help your workforce feel supported—including on Election Day. The company's Chief Human Resources Officer shares why employees can take paid time off to vote this November.

How Two Deaf Booz Allen Employees Deal with Challenges on the Job and During COVID-19

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Before he graduated from George Washington University (GWU) with a master’s degree in public health, Chris Khanoyan volunteered to work for the Livestrong Foundation by driving his own vehicle to provide transportation for patients affected by cancer. That was when the obstacles of being deaf truly hit him. As the driver with patients, he was unable to read lips or speak with them. He struggled to communicate and fully connect with the patients he transported to and from the hospital.

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