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Designing Inspiring and Healthy Workplaces

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As a healthcare company, we focus on how we can best support the wellbeing of patients, consumers, and our employees. We aim to create healthy, safe and inclusive workplaces where everyone at GSK can feel energized and inspired to realize their potential and help us meet global health challenges. And this means rethinking the physical structures where we spend much of our time.

Place matters to health

Putting It Plainly

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Historically, our industry has struggled to embrace the idea of transparency, citing the need to remain competitive. Increasingly, however, we see that physicians, patients, policy makers, and the general public expect our industry to lift its veil — especially on clinical research. And, in our opinion, being transparent is not a path to failure — it is a source of strength.

Letting the light in

Inspire Your Volunteers With These 18 Famous Quotes

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We hope you’re ready for National Volunteer Week (4/23 - 4/29)! Here at VolunteerMatch, we’re eager to celebrate #NVW2017 by honoring the volunteers and people who make volunteering possible — you!

In today’s post, we’re highlighting ways to inspire your volunteers — through bite-sized, inspirational quotes you can share with your networks to encourage them to get out and volunteer. Here are some of our favorites.

Amgen Volunteer Uses Impact Day to Wrap Gifts

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Jamie, an Amgen Sr. Biopharmaceutical Rep. from Denver, used her volunteer Impact Day to wrap gifts for children and families living at Brent’s Place, a free housing option for children who are immune-compromised.

Amgen Staff Partner With Mountains Restoration Trust To Give Back

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Recently, over 100 Amgen employees from the Device & Final Drug Product Technologies team worked with Mountains Restoration Trust to plant California native trees on the Potrero Creek Restoration Project in Newbury Park.

Bridging a Digital Divide

Part I: SAP Social Sabbatical partners to shape Cape Town’s future
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Part I: SAP Social Sabbatical Partners to Shape Cape Town’s Future

This is part one in a series highlighting the SAP Social Sabbatical for global engagement in Cape Town, South Africa, which focused on improving education and digital access in the city’s most underserved communities. Stay tuned for part II, out next week.

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4 Ways to Help Employees Grasp the Impact of Volunteering

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By Scott Huntington

If you have employees who volunteer either time or money to a worthy cause your business supports, you may find that they don’t always realize how much good their service is actually doing.

Gildan Investing Over $100,000 Into Community Projects in Latin America Thanks to the 2016 Gildan Glow Run

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Gildan proudly supports the communities in which we operate, often going well beyond simply creating employment in our facilities – towards driving our vision to make apparel better. Each year, Gildan organizes several employee volunteering activities enabling employees to get involved and contribute to the enrichment of their communities. For example, reforestation activities, improvements to schools’ infrastructure, as well as activities to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer.

Being a Friend and Mentor to Youth, Damien’s Personal Commitment to the Community

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By day, Damien Savage is a Congressional Sales Lead at Bloomberg Government (BGOV) in Washington, D.C.—managing the sales strategy for BGOV clients and prospects. By night, he’s a Bloomberg Startup mentor with Capital Partners for Education (CPE), a college prep program serving low-income youth in the Washington area.

“I am, myself, the product of mentoring,” said Damien. “Growing up, my home life could be difficult — there were lots of times where it was lonely and there was a temptation to start running with the wrong crowd. My mentors shaped me into who I am today.”

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. 

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