4 Top Leadership Trends for HR Managers in 2017

Ryan Scott

What’s the biggest threat to building an engaged workforce in 2017? A recent study concludes: employee burnout.

The study, by Kronos Incorporated and Future Workplace, found that 95 percent of human resource executives think that burnout is what stands in the way of employee retention. What’s worse, they don’t think that a solution will be found in the near future.

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5 Ways to Engage Millennial Employees Through Cause

Ryan Scott


The Millennial generation presents a fascinating paradox.

They’re motivated by purpose-filled work, even though money is a huge concern. Thirty-six percent depend on financial support from family and 7 in 10 young workers don’t have enough saved to cover two months of living expenses, according to Pew Social Research. But ninety percent are more interested in a fun work environment that they love than one with a lot of cash.

Topics: millennials
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How to Activate More Employees to Volunteer Through Deep Engagement

Ryan Scott

All employee volunteers are not created equal. And it’s important to understand the distinctions if you want to elevate your participation rates in 2017.

The more common social-oriented volunteers are driven by social opportunities and care about the mission of the nonprofits they serve. Career-oriented volunteers are drawn to professional opportunities for advancement. And 24% of employees aren’t driven by either motivation and don’t express any interest in volunteering.

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New Trends on Public Trust Reveal Opportunities for Corporate Social Impact

Ryan Scott

Trust is in jeopardy.

At least according to Edelman’s “Trust Barometer 2016,” which reports a breakdown in trust of institutions - especially government - by the public across the world. More specifically, it’s the masses that are most distrustful, as opposed to the “elite” informed public, and this has opened a yawning gap amongst global populations.

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7 True Stories of Irresistible Employee Volunteerism

Ryan Scott

Low participation rates for employee volunteer opportunities are a trouble spot facing many companies.

But not all.

Many companies seem to channel magic and create volunteer events that employees clamor to join. Companies like CSAA Insurance Group, which has an award-winning volunteer program that engaged 78 percent of its employees in service last year. And it’s not just participation rates that CSAA is nailing.

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Choosing Social Causes That Make Sense For Your Company

Ryan Scott

Business leaders know that their companies need to give back through volunteering and giving, and they do. But they’re not always sure where their companies should give back.

According to Giving USA, 2015 was America’s most generous year ever, with corporate giving ($18.45 billion) increasing 3.9 percent (3.8 percent when inflation-adjusted) over 2014 giving. Meanwhile, corporate volunteer programs are becoming an ever-more mandatory employee perk, with employee volunteer participation rates with their company’s community efforts continuing to rise to 33% in 2015 from 28% in 2013, according to the 2015 Giving in Numbers survey by CECP.

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Do You Know Where to Begin with Your Own +IMPACT Story?

Ryan Scott

Not every conference takes a tour of virtual reality.

But +IMPACT isn’t every conference. And that was made abundantly clear to the attendees of Causecast’s recent +IMPACT conference in San Francisco, which brought people together around the latest in employee giving and volunteering trends and technologies.

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Want High Employee Volunteer Participation? Get Interested.

Ryan Scott

I often hear CSR and HR leaders fret about a nagging worry: their low employee volunteer participation rates. Few business leaders have captured the lightning in the bottle required to achieve total participation in their corporate volunteer opportunities. Most companies aren’t even close.

And there’s a good reason for this. Actually, several.

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Yes, You are a Philanthropist. #GivingTuesday Says So.

Ryan Scott

The word philanthropist sounds pretty fancy. Conjures images of Carnegie or Rockefeller, Zuckerberg or Gates. Someone extravagantly wealthy who breathes different air.

But philanthropy is a gift accessible to us all. And on #GivingTuesday, it’s important to remember that even small acts of service can be a big deal to everyone involved. Which is why this day creates such an enormous opportunity for business owners to connect with employees by channeling their own goodwill.

Topics: #givingtuesday
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Effective Social Impact Has Never Been More Important

Ryan Scott

In mid-2015, diverse leaders around the world -- from government, nonprofit, the civil sector and private industry -- began to rally around the UN Sustainable Development goals in clear recognition of the reality that the problems our world faces are simply too great to solve alone.

One year later, one has only to read the news to understand that global uncertainty seems only to be increasing. During such times, companies have a special role to play in reaffirming their values and owning their power to make a difference. If ever there was a time for leaders to collaborate around the challenges we face as a global community, that time is now.

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