Backing charity initiatives – Benojo weekly roundup

Each week we aim to bring you the biggest stories across the CSR, philanthropy and charity space. Here’s all the latest in the world of social impact.

CSR considerations for businesses in 2016

The start of a New Year is often a time of personal reflection. However it’s also an ideal opportunity to look past oneself and consider how, as business owners, managers and CEOs, we can drive positive change in the businesses we own and work within. Taking and leading the initiative to commit to philanthropic goals is one significant way of achieving this. Here are five CSR considerations for businesses in 2016.

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Help for former Dick Smith-backed charity

A charity supporting people with epilepsy left in financial limbo by the collapse of electronics retailer Dick Smith has been handed a funding lifeline.

Retail Food Group, the owner of Brumby's bakeries, Pizza Capers and Donut King, has stepped in to provide Epilepsy Action Australia with a $50,000 donation, matching a gratuity Dick Smith promised in 2015.

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Facebook promises to fight hate speech against refugees

Facebook has launched a new initiative to crack down on hate speech and online extremism amid the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe, the company announced Monday.

The Online Civil Courage Initiative aims to empower users to effectively fight extremist views.

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Microsoft is donating $1 billion in cloud computing services to charity

Microsoft announced today a new plan to donate $1 billion worth of cloud computing services to nonprofits, charities, and universities over the next three years, alongside a new plan to bring broadband to underserved areas.

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“Sexiest Doctor Alive’" raffles off date for charity

The man who has been dubbed the “Sexiest Doctor Alive” is raffling off a date for charity.

Mikhail Varshavski, 26, who was featured in People magazine’s 2015 “Sexiest Man Alive” issue, is offering one lucky woman a romantic night out in New York City. But prospective dates first have to donate to a nonprofit he started, the Limitless Tomorrow Foundation, which offers financial assistance to students. They also have to beat out a pool of other donors.

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4 reasons why your company isn't attracting top talent

Companies with positions left unfulfilled are suffering a loss in productivity and increased staff burdens as the workload falls onto the rest of the team.

In order to piece the hiring puzzle together more efficiently and stop wondering why your company is not securing the best job candidates, recruiting teams need to focus on the following four points that have a significant impact on hiring and applicant quality.

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