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Business as “Usual”?

by Pete Cherecwich, President of Northern Trust Asset Servicing
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“Business-as-usual” is a funny saying these days. The reality is that we are no longer functioning in the old business-as-usual environment. The pandemic sparked the end of that era, and our “usual” has reached a state of constant evolution. How we work, interact, and lead has changed and will continue to do so.

Fifth Third Bank Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a campaign that raises awareness about employment for people with disabilities and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. 

This year is the nation’s 75th observance of NDEAM, which is administered by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. The observance culminates the department’s commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Schneider Electric Well on Its Way to Achieving Its Year-End Sustainability Targets

Summary: 
  • New social and environmental objectives to be outlined in early 2021
  • Schneider Sustainability Impact (SSI) recorded a score of 8.63 on a 10-point scale

 

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  • New social and environmental objectives to be outlined in early 2021
  • Schneider Sustainability Impact (SSI) recorded a score of 8.63 on a 10-point scale

 

HP LIFE Centers Mexico

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HP, the HP Foundation, and U.N. Women under its Second Chance Education & Vocational Learning Program, with support from BHP Foundation, are providing women in Mexico with access to free digital skills training at HP LIFE Centers in Huixquilucan, Mexico state, and Zapopan and Jocotepec, Jalisco state.

VF Welcomes New Crew of Associates...Robots

VF is utilizing a groundbreaking form of automation—by way of robots—to heighten a safe work environment for associates that increases productivity three-fold.
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A crew of 11 robots have joined VF associates at a distribution center (DC) in Martinsville, VA, for a pilot program that launched in August 2020. The bots, manufactured by Locus Robotics, create an ergonomic workspace and help support associates by increasing social distancing in response to COVID-19. With health and safety more critical than ever and productivity up 63%, VF is looking to bring bots to DCs throughout the globe.​

ON Semiconductor's Shenzhen Sales Office Holds Their First Charity Week Event

by: Wendy Wang, human resources manager and grant advisor for Asia Region
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The ON Semiconductor Shenzhen sales office held their first Charity Week with the support from the Shenzhen staff recreation committee and the local management team. The goal was to increase employees’ awareness in the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs and showed that together as a team, they can achieve significant results for a great cause. 

Timberland Hosts 23rd Annual Serv-a-Palooza

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Timberland will host its 23rd annual Serv-a-Palooza, a company-wide community service event where employees volunteer time in their local communities.

This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, instead of hosting 50-to-100 volunteers at multiple service sites, projects will occur over multiple days in small groups of ten or less, in the outdoors, in full- or half-day shifts, and adhere to safety protocols mandated by the state.

Read more here

Board Diversity Case Study: A Tailored Program to Get More Women on Corporate Boards

By Julie Walsh Senior Vice President Corporate Secretary and Chief Corporate Governance Officer at Scotiabank in Toronto, Canada
Blog

Scotiabank has long been committed to board diversity and has taken great strides to achieve it. We first adopted a board diversity policy in 2013, setting out our gender diversity goals but also defining diversity broadly across a range of characteristics.

Today, 46% of our directors are women, and we have consistently had more than 20% women board members since 2004.

But there are other equally important ways that companies can contribute in order to support women, their careers and their ascension to boards.

Verizon and Generation Partner to Close the Opportunity Gap and Reskill Workers

By: Bernadette Brijlall
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What you need to know:

  • Verizon is investing over $44M in workforce development to significantly increase access to a free tech-focused career training program aimed at reskilling Americans
  • Partnering with nonprofit organization Generation will bring their online reskilling program to 26 cities by end of 2022
  • Initiative will build the foundation to reach the company’s goal, through Citizen Verizon, of preparing 500,000 individuals for jobs of the future by 2030
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What you need to know:

  • Verizon is investing over $44M in workforce development to significantly increase access to a free tech-focused career training program aimed at reskilling Americans
  • Partnering with nonprofit organization Generation will bring their online reskilling program to 26 cities by end of 2022
  • Initiative will build the foundation to reach the company’s goal, through Citizen Verizon, of preparing 500,000 individuals for jobs of the future by 2030

Booz Allen and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation: Data-Driven Solutions for Military Caregivers

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“Caregivers are not on the list of essential workers during the COVID crisis, but for our injured veterans and their families they are the most essential workers in the world.”

Where in the United States are military caregivers most likely to live? What are the health challenges they’re most likely to face in these communities?

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