Veterans serve advice to comrades facing the civilian workforce transition
Eighty-three percent of military career fields align with current positions at Koch companies. Additionally, veterans’ values, leadership and dedication mirror the principles that guide Koch employees. Yet, like many companies in America, attracting, hiring and retaining veteran talent can be a challenge. The culprit? A cultural and communication gap between hiring managers, business leaders and veterans, themselves.
Recently, Alexion's Quality Systems, Standards, and Compliance Teams connected with Alexion non-profit partner, Playworks New England, for a day of team building. Playworks New England is part of a national organization that works "to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play."
On Veterans Day, we honor our country’s military veterans who served to protect our freedom and rights. Many of us at CECP have family members and friends who have served or are serving in the military, and in our special salute, we want to highlight the commitment by companies to support military families and veterans.
Tips and tactics from industry-leading companies with sky-high participation rates
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By tapping into your people’s passions, you can garner more participation in giving and volunteering year-round. And the more people you can engage in meaningful ways, the closer you are to creating an inclusive, purpose-driven culture that benefits your people, company and communities.
In today’s tight labor market, companies cannot afford to ignore untapped reservoirs of smart, motivated potential employees. Yet many have just such a pool of talent right before their eyes. By innovating on outreach, continuing education and career development, some companies are finding new ways to ensure their workforce is the best it can be—and that can mean a more diverse workforce, as well.
Jordi Botifoll, SVP Cisco America's, President Cisco LatAm, Co-Author: Luz Ma Murguia, Latin American Marketing Director, Cisco
There is evidence that a shortage of technology professionals is undermining business performance. In a 2016 survey by Venture Beat, 65% of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and other business leaders said that difficulty in recruiting skilled IT professionals was harming IT modernization efforts. That was three years ago and since then, the gap has gotten even wider.
By Nazila Vali, Deputy Team Lead, Business Call to Action and Sahba Sobhani, Senior Private Sector Advisor at UNDP
It’s only been 10 years since the concept of well-being and its measurement as a component of a country’s GDP was developed and discussed globally. Nobel Prize winning economists Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen were the pioneers who argued for the need for an array of carefully-chosen figures, with a better understanding of the role of each of those numbers.