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Caterpillar | Improving Safety Through Culture

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With over 1,000 employees across three shifts, injuries have been significantly reduced at Solar Turbines’ Turbomachinery Operations in Southern California.

Read more to learn how Solar Turbines implemented safety initiatives and decreased their recordable injuries from 248 in 1991 to zero in 2014.

UN and De Beers Join Forces to Open Doors for Women

De Beers Group has announced a US$3 million partnership with UN Women to improve the prospects of women and girls in its producer countries.
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The company will also seek to accelerate the advancement of women in its organisation and ensure its consumer brands are a positive force for supporting gender equality through its marketing campaigns.

In recognition of De Beers Group’s commitment to women’s equality, CEO Bruce Cleaver has been named one of eight UN Women ‘HeForShe’ Thematic Champions, an appointment announced by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women.

The Future Workforce: Attracting Latino and Latina Employees

By: Dija Ziane
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This National Hispanic Heritage Month is a chance to learn more about the contributions that Hispanic and Latino Americans have made to our country — and about the contributions they’re poised to make in the future.

Latinos are the fastest-growing subset of millennials, the demographic group that’s shaping our economy and will make a major impact on the workplace in the next decades. That’s one reason that many employers are making a concerted effort to attract them.

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.

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