Is Volunteer Recognition an Oxymoron?

Ryan Scott

With Volunteer Recognition Day just behind us and National Volunteer Week approaching next week, it’s time to take stock of how - and why - we’re acknowledging the hard work of employee volunteers.

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Pay Attention to Earth Day 2017. Your Employees Are.

Ryan Scott

Has Earth Day ever been loaded with more urgency than now? It would seem that way, as our planet is under siege not only by climate change but by the unapologetic leader of the world’s largest economy.

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+IMPACT Spotlight: Building for the Future with Bozzuto CAO Julie A. Smith

Laura Plato

As the Causecast team revs up for our exciting +IMPACT East conference next month, we’re sitting down with some of the fascinating experts speaking at the event for a little window into their worldview.

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Employees Too Busy to Volunteer? Shift the Narrative.

Ryan Scott
I often hear feedback from CSR leaders who lament the challenge of busy employees.

Companies everywhere are populated by workhorses who are overcommitted, under-resourced and scrambling to unbury themselves from a towering pile of to-dos. “Volunteering is wonderful,” think many of these folks, “whenever there’s a spare moment to get to it.” Followed by: “But let’s get real: it’s an extracurricular for others, the ones who have the luxury of time.”

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Here's What Rockstar Cultures of Giving Back Look Like

Ryan Scott

I write a lot about the direct line between corporate cultures of giving back and increased employee engagement. Time and again we see new data emerge that proves how much employees value working for companies that demonstrate a concern for more than pure profit.

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How Can You Increase Employee Engagement Through Corporate Philanthropy?

Ryan Scott

Amidst turbulent times, business leaders are scrambling to protect their organizations from political headwinds. But it’s an uphill climb. As I wrote about recently, employee engagement levels are on the decline across the world, and one of the reasons is because of the ways in which global uncertainty foments anxiety and pessimism amongst the labor force.

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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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