Human Resources CSR News

How Connect with Work is Transforming Young Lives

Barclays CEO Jes Staley met four young people who have benefited from the bank’s innovative Connect with Work programme – and heard their difficult and inspiring stories.
Article

“I had a traumatic family life when I was growing up,” Jae Foster told Jes Staley, Group Chief Executive of Barclays, in a boardroom at the bank’s headquarters in Canary Wharf. “As a child, I was often exposed to domestic violence.”

Jae, 27, was one of four young people who have had difficult experiences but are now working thanks to Barclays’ new Connect with Work scheme – an innovative employability programme.

How Employee Diversity and Inclusion Become Competitive Advantages

Article

When Todd Sears started his career as a Wall Street investment banker in the late ‘90s, he had to be discreet about his sexual orientation and sought another job where he could bring “his whole self to work.” In a more welcoming atmosphere, he opened a lucrative new market for his subsequent employer, catering to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clients, a groundbreaking idea for the time.

Watch: Tassajara - A Solar-Powered Zen Mindfulness Retreat

The Nation's Oldest Zen Monastery Opens its Doors Each Summer to Mindfulness Students
Multimedia with summary

As mindfulness grows in popularity throughout America and entrenches itself in the corporate culture of businesses large and small, an increasing number of people are looking for more conscious ways to recharge and refuel through spiritual retreats. 

Hear What Real Agents Have to Say About Working at Aflac

Multimedia with summary

“It really says a lot about a company that’s willing to invest so much in their agents.” Hear what real agents have to say about working at Aflac. 

Learn more about why employees are saying #iloveaflac on Facebook 

Learn more about Aflac Duckprints in the Workplace 

Using Mindfulness to Create a Safe and Healthy Workplace

Article

This article originally appeared on NAEM's Green Tie blog

By Kate Kerr

If you’d walked into a corporation ten years ago to discuss the benefits of mindfulness and meditation for organizational effectiveness, leadership and bottom line results, security might have discreetly ushered you out of the building. 

How to Help Employees Reach their Highest Potential Through Professional Development

By: Jim Jenkins
Blog

A strong company requires core values, exceptional leaders and dedicated employees, among other attributes. Unfortunately professional development for employees is often overlooked despite its highly beneficial impact on company performance. Industry leaders know that professional development is necessary to help employees achieve their full potential.

Heels and Hosiery: Lucy Choi and Bianca Miller-Cole on “Taking Risks”

Article

Shoe designer Lucy Choi and entrepreneur Bianca Miller–Cole were the guests of honour last week at an evening of inspiration hosted by the Barclays Win Gender network.

“It’s important to take risks in life,” says shoe designer Lucy Choi. “If you believe and feel passionate about what you’re doing, then go for it.”

Choi was talking to around 100 Barclays staff who crammed into her boutique in central London last week seeking inspiration, insider tips – and possibly a new pair of heels.

Enjoying the Career Journey While Keeping an Eye on the Summit

By National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM)
Blog

In 2006 Sophia Danenberg, a corporate EHS leader and recreational mountaineer, became the first African-American to reach the summit of Mount Everest.  For this edition of CSRwire’s Talkback, we spoke with her about how her experiences in the mountains have influenced her career path and how she approaches her work. 

Q: What inspires you about your EHS career?

Astellas Named 2017 When Work Works Honoree by the Society for Human Resource Management

Press Release

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Friday, May 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Yesterday, Astellas was named an honoree of the 2017 When Work Works award by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

The award honors organizations that have created effective workplaces based on six evidence-based components connected to positive employee and employer outcomes: autonomy; work/life fit; supervisor support for work success; earnings, benefits and advancement opportunities; learning opportunities; and a culture of trust.

Pages

Subscribe to Human Resources