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Top 5 Takeaways From Goodness Matters 2017: The Annual Benevity Client Conference

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When you get more than 200 DoGooders together in a desert, great things happen. The passion and enthusiasm from everyone who attended Benevity's annual Goodness Matters client conference last week was incredible, and we left Palm Springs more convinced than ever that we, as companies, have an incredible opportunity to create the change we want to see in the world. 

Three Quality of Lifehacks for Recognizing the All-Stars at Your Organization

By: Quality of Lifehacks
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You may have watched this weekend’s NBA All-Star game, but do you know why those players were picked to play? It’s not about points scored or minutes played, and it’s not about the dollars they earn for team owners. They’re chosen by the people most touched by their work. The NBA lets fans pick half of the starting players — and the rest are picked by fellow players and the media who cover them. Coaches pick the reserves.

National Engineers Week 2017: Enabling the Evolution of Smart Cities and Smart Utilities

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For centuries, engineers have played a foundational role in the design and deployment of the vital infrastructure systems that drive our cities and communities. But today, the work of these critical problem solvers is more important than ever. As we celebrate 2017 National Engineers Week, we recognize engineers not only for their past contributions, but for their future work in enabling our cities and communities to act on the promise of a smarter, safer and more sustainable way of life.

Recruiting Employees with Disabilities

By: Carol Glazer and Howard Green
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For the 57 million Americans living with disabilities, the largest barrier to Quality of Life is finding employment. There are 30 million Americans with disabilities of working age but  only 20 percent of them participate in the workforce.

The barriers to employment usually stem from stigma about what individuals with disabilities can achieve and contribute to the workforce. A survey that we worked on with PwC found that many people try to hide their disability out of fear that stigma will keep them from getting a job or limit their job options.

Cone Communications’ Research Honored in Institute for Public Relations’ Top 10 Research Insights List

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BOSTON, February 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Cone Communications, a public relations and marketing agency, is honored to announce that it been included in the Institute for Public Relations’ (IPR) Top 10 Research Insights of 2016.

Volkswagen Continues Efforts to Increase Supplier Diversity

by Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Contributor
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Edkedsha “KeeKee” Mathis Is on a Mission to Increase Supplier Diversity at Volkswagen. As the Supplier Diversity Manager at the Volkswagen Group of America’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., Mathis said she relies on a concept called the three A’s: Aim high, apply yourself and achieve your goals.

Best Practices for Accelerating Gender Balance in the Workplace

By: Rohini Anand
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Early this year McKinsey and LeanIn.org  released their  Women in the Workplace report, which found that women remain underrepresented across organizations—especially at senior levels of leadership.

How to Score a Touchdown: Three Leadership Tips for a Winning Team

By: Jim Jenkins
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On Sunday, Americans will gather around their televisions to watch the biggest football game of the year. We’ll see teammates forge relationships on the field, work together,  and take home the title.  At work, we want our teams to succeed, too. We want our entry-level employees to make a big impact just like the rookie on our favorite team did. And we hope our senior executives lead as effectively as the veteran QB does.   In fact, by studying leadership on the field, we can learn great strategies for leadership in the workplace.

Celebrating African American History

By: John White
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During the month of February, the United States celebrates National African American History Month, a time to commemorate the many contributions and accomplishments of African Americans nationwide.  It’s also an opportunity to highlight the impact that African Americans have had on everything from technology to medicine. Taking time to reflect on these often hidden figures,  who have changed our country for the better, reminds us  of why diversity and inclusion continues to be such an important part of both our history and our future.

3 QOLhacks for Creating a Fun Work Environment

By: Quality of Lifehacks
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Most of us spend at least half of our waking hours at work, so why not make it fun?  In fact, research has shown that creating a feeling of optimism and happiness at work can improve employee performance. A survey of HR managers showed that the majority encourages fun at work because they believe it benefits both the individual and the organization.

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