Employee Engagement is Declining Worldwide

Ryan Scott

One of the top concerns for HR executives in 2017 is how to raise employee engagement, and for good reason. Engagement is on the decline across the world, and that spells trouble for business leaders everywhere.

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How Can Your Company Be One of the "Best to Work For"?

Ryan Scott

Fortune’s annual Best Companies to Work For list is a coveted aspiration for organizations that care about the employee experience. And every year this list offers an instructive exercise to understand exactly what makes employees excited to work at their companies. What’s the common denominator of organizations that are engaging employees and positioning themselves to attract the best talent?

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Robots Can Help Us Save the World. If We Let Them.

Ryan Scott
While there are real fears that robots are taking away our jobs, some research suggests the opposite. Sure, 38% of companies believe AI and robotics will be “fully implemented” in their company within five years, according to Deloitte’s recent Human Capital Trends report. But the same research showed that 77% of respondents believe automation results in “better jobs,” and only 20% see job reductions. Fifty percent are investing in retraining workers to work side-by-side with machines, and 33% expect people to do “more human tasks” augmented by robotics and AI.

What sort of efficiencies can managers expect from data analytics and other new technologies? Take the recruiting process alone. As Noel Webb wrote recently for HR.com, AI can dramatically reduce the time needed to sort through the 250 resumes a month that a recruiter receives on average for each job search. Only 4-6 of these applicants receive an interview, and only one lands the job.

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The Brave New World of CSR: AI and Predictive People Analytics

Ryan Scott

Predictive people analytics is a hot HR buzzword these days, but what does it really mean?

A recent article by experts at McKinsey & Co. offered a succinct insight by quoting Bill James, the famous baseball historian and statistician: “There will always be people who are ahead of the curve, and people who are behind the curve. But knowledge moves the curve.”

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Your Employees' Opinions on Giving Back Should be Heard

Ryan Scott

We at Causecast are proud of the company we keep, and one of those companies is our partner, America’s Charities, the leader in workplace giving and philanthropy.

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Times are Crazy. Innovate Your CSR.

Ryan Scott

Amidst this time of political tumult, emotions are running high and companies are caught in the crossfire. Protests are begetting boycotts, employees and customers are wondering where CEOs stand, and company leaders are scrambling to say and do the right thing without alienating core parts of their communities.

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CSR Departments Live by Data - or Die by It.

Ryan Scott

Pop quiz: which scenario has more impact?

1. Company ABC hosts a “done in a day” volunteer opportunity for a local food shelter. The event goes well, with employees seemingly having enjoyed themselves and the nonprofit thrilled with the progress on packing tons of crates of fruit to be delivered to public schools.

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5 Keys to a Successful Employee Volunteer Program

Laura Plato

Every year new “Best Places to Work” lists are distributed, and every year these “Best” companies seem to have one thing in common: they all have an employee volunteer program.

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How Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Boosts Corporate Philanthropy

Abby Jarvis

Note: the following is a guest post by our friends at QGiv.

With the rise of social media, it seems like everyone is messaging, posting, tweeting, or facetiming these days. Employees are becoming more and more connected, and it’s important that employers take the time to understand how social networking can affect engagement.

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What You Wish Millennial Employees Were Saying About Your Company

Ryan Scott

"This company has a culture you can feel—ethical, caring, inclusive, and forward-thinking. We are a financial services company, yet we care greatly about our community and give back, at an individual employee level and at a corporate level. I LOVE working here. As a millennial, I have high expectations. I want to retire from this company, which tells you how special this place is!"  - employee at Principal Financial Group, rated #21 on Fortune’s 2016 list of Best Workplaces to Give Back

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