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De Beers Teams up With Stanford to Aid Entrepreneurs

Applications close soon for the first of two programmes in Botswana run by the Stanford Graduate School of Business in a three-year partnership with De Beers Group.
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The Stanford Seed Transformation Programme, part of a US$3 million investment by De Beers Group, is a year-long leadership programme providing management training, team workshops and networking support for southern African entrepreneurs.

Its aim is to help them grow their businesses, create jobs and lead their regions to greater economic diversity and prosperity. The programme, based in the Botswana capital Gaborone, is open to established business owners in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

Engaging Hearts and Minds in Our People – Safe Enough for Our Families

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In our 2016 Sustainability Report, “Safe Enough for Our Families” is the phrase that captures one of our core values, guides our efforts and and supports the safety and health of our people at work, at home and in their communities. Working safely remains the top priority at Goldcorp –it is one of our core values, along with , responsibility and productivity, which are upheld by every employee.  Todd White, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, shares his thoughts on our sustainability and safety performance in 2016.

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In our 2016 Sustainability Report, “Safe Enough for Our Families” is the phrase that captures one of our core values, guides our efforts and and supports the safety and health of our people at work, at home and in their communities. Working safely remains the top priority at Goldcorp –it is one of our core values, along with , responsibility and productivity, which are upheld by every employee.  Todd White, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, shares his thoughts on our sustainability and safety performance in 2016.

High-Level UN Dialogue on Harnessing Africa's Demographic Dividend

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New York, USA. September 22, 2017: Today, at the United Nations, His Excellency Prof. Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and Chairperson of the African Union, convened a high-level meeting to strengthen the partnership with the private sector and discuss opportunities created by Africa’s demographic change. Bringing together African leaders, CEOs and other development partners, the event explored how smart investments in health, empowerment, education and employment can reduce vulnerability and support young people to reach their full potential.

De Beers Bus Deal Is Just the Ticket for Venetia

A multimillion rand deal has been announced by De Beers Group that will open the door for local businesses to be involved in bussing employees to and from its Venetia mine in South Africa.
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The mine, working with VM Diamond Transport, wants to bring in businesses owned by historically disadvantaged South Africans to become 40 per cent shareholders in two bus companies soon to be established in Musina and Blouberg in the Limpopo Province.

The new companies will buy shares and participate in the operation of an eight-year contract providing transport for the mine. De Beers Group will support them through a two-year business development programme, with technical training provided by VM Diamond Transport.

Why Upskilling Our Employees is Essential For Our Business (and All Big Businesses)

By Melissa Arnoldi and Charlene Lake, AT&T
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Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. think tanks are not the only ones mulling over the future of our workforce. By 2020, the U.S. will have 85 million medium- and high-skilled job vacancies with not enough people qualified to fill them, according to McKinsey. And while solutions to this skills problem are coming from the startup world and the policy sphere, the country’s largest corporations also are playing a significant role in developing solutions.

Revolutionary Drone Solution Takes Home the Gold at Booz Allen’s Summer Games

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More than 50 percent of the workforce will be comprised of Millennial talent by 2020. This generational shift, combined with the increasing demand for companies to find top STEM-based talent, has resulted in an arms race for interns. What is the secret sauce to attracting and retaining top tech-savvy Millennials?

A Smart Approach to Getting Smarter

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We believe that investing in the training and development of our employees drives long-term success—especially as advanced manufacturing becomes ever more technically complex.

We also find that creative partnerships are a smart way to make this education more affordable and more available to a community’s workforce.

Consider the example of Spencer Greer, who was among several Personal Care employees who took advantage of courses designed by Texas State Technical College (TSTC) to be compatible with Domtar's specific manufacturing equipment.

The Digital Workspace: A Platform for Engagement

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The metrics are clear: employee engagement is the key to success in the workplace of the future. And a digital workspace focused on the needs of employees is the platform that will drive that employee engagement.

Prioritizing the Employee Experience
With so much at stake for an organization’s success, and with the data validating the value of improving employee engagement, enterprises are starting to prioritize the needs of their employee experience. Inevitably, that strategy leads to IT.

Interns Apply Skills to Innovative Utility Projects

SCE interns gain hands-on work experience and make valuable contributions.
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When Matthew Stilwell, 20, first applied for his field engineering internship at Southern California Edison earlier this summer, he expected to fetch coffees and file papers.

Instead, after 12 weeks, the California State University, Fresno student’s proposal to re-direct the flow of electricity will be implemented as a $450,000 company project to shorten outages in the city of Visalia.

JetBlue Joins OBAP to Discuss Legacy and Being First to Accept the Challenge

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Last week, JetBlue sponsored the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) Annual Conference and Career Expo held in Orlando. JetBlue has worked with OBAP for several years to help diversify the aviation industry and provide access to those from traditionally under-represented communities to the variety of careers within the industry.  

“There’s responsibility in being the first and being a part of history.”

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