Earlier this summer, JetBlue welcomed over 40 high school students from across the U.S. to New York’s JFK Airport to learn what it takes to pursue a career in the aviation industry. The event was part of the New York Student Aviation Expedition, an experiential learning trip organized by the Aviation Community Foundation to inspire students to launch their career paths.
Through Sands Academy, Las Vegas Sands provides Team Members with an outstanding working environment, extensive training and other opportunities to advance in the hospitality industry. In the hospitality industry, performance management ensures that goals are consistently being met in an effective and efficient manner by teams in various departments. Taught by Ian Thompson, Director of Talent and Organizational Development, the workshop focused on how to motivate and help Team Members become a member of a high performance team.
“Our benefits programs are designed to ensure that we are promoting medical, financial, and mental wellness for all of our crewmembers. Our programs like DESTINATION: FAMILY, Healthy Rewards, and our BlueCarpet advocacy service bring the passion back to healthcare. We want our crewmembers to have the advantage that JetBlue encourages a healthy work-life balance.”
Teenage students with disabilities have learnt about job opportunities in the diamond industry at a special career guidance exhibition hosted by De Beers Group at its headquarters in South Africa.
The visit by the 14 students from the Elizabeth Conradie School in Kimberley, organised in collaboration with the Department of Education, was the idea of an employee of De Beers Sightholder Sales South Africa (DBSSA), Jabulani Cindi, himself disabled.
A paradigm shift is needed in business. Whole system thinking shows that two foundational business ideas are reductionistic, irrational and unintentionally destructive. The first is that it is acceptable for businesses to focus primarily on their own financial well-being without regard for the larger economic, social and environmental systems that enable business existence and success.
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VMware has been recognized by Fortune magazine on its list of Best Workplaces for Millennials. This follows similar recognition for the company’s outstanding culture and working environment from outlets such as Forbes and Computerworld. So, what’s the company’s secret?
The long-term care and senior living industry continues to face workforce challenges. The number of people requiring care keeps rising, and the available labor pool to provide those services isn’t keeping pace. Finding and keeping talent is no longer an HR challenge, but a strategic business priority. Yet, most companies are unable to attract the right talent and/or build lasting relationships with their employees in an effort to overcome the challenges in today’s market.
As Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Viacom’s BET Networks, Nneka Norville has the kind of job many people dream of. Every day she works to make a difference while building BET’s brand. It’s a job that involves strategy, creativity, interpersonal skills and generosity. I spoke to Nneka to learn how people can model their careers on hers.
Jessica Pliska: Let’s start at the beginning. What is corporate social responsibility?