Each week we aim to bring you the biggest stories across the corporate and charity space. Here’s what’s causing waves globally, the things stirring up people like you and all the latest in the world of social good.
Family-friendly workplace policies make people happy, but don't affect turnover rates
It's no secret that a happy worker is a productive worker and a new analysis by scholars at The University of Texas at Dallas finds that family-friendly policies are beneficial for increasing productivity of employees. Yet the benefit for employers is unclear, since that may be offset by the same turnover rates.
Four out of five Tasmanians volunteer in some capacity, report shows
Four out five Tasmanians undertake volunteer work in some capacity, according to a new report. Volunteering Tasmania, the state's peak body, has released the State of Volunteering in Tasmania Report 2014 to coincide with International Volunteers Day. The cost-benefit report indicated 80 per cent of people in Tasmania had volunteered in 2014.
Writing a check is the easy part: Effective corporate social responsibility builds on partnerships
No single person or entity has the expertise, resources or reach to address all of the challenges we face as a society. But given our size, scope and reach, we're in a unique position to combine our resources with our partners' expertise to make a real impact. Having previously approached CSR largely as a matter of philanthropy, we've realigned our priorities toward how we can use this combination of resources and expertise to drive change.
5 companies that prove you can do well and do good at the same time
These days, we hope the companies we choose to shop from carry a philanthropic spirit as part of their corporate mission. As a consumer, there is nothing that feels better than knowing that purchasing a little something for yourself or a loved one actually goes along way to helping the global community. From rescuing people from human trafficking to helping with unemployment rates in Downtown Detroit, here are 5 companies that are making the world a better place, one stylish product at a time.
7 Human Resources trends your small business needs to know
The world of human resources changes fast. If your small business isn't on top of the trends, you could not only experience significant turnover, but also legal ramifications. Whether you employ a team of fifteen HR employees or are the accidental HR manager, it's important to know the current trends and legal considerations.
Heartwarming generosity allows owner to give puppy life-changing prosthetics limbs
Border Collie cross Hector became stuck in icy –40C conditions in the village of La Loche, Canada last year. His mother picked him up from the snow-covered ground but in doing so, the pup had both his hind legs and tail ripped away. The stricken dog was taken in from the cold by the Prairie Sky Dog Rescue animal centre and he was quickly adopted by Royal Canadian Mounted Police dispatcher Lisa Korol who spotted the pup on the charity's website.
A wave of giving with Hawaiian
THREE Perth companies have come together to help those who need it most during Christmas. WA property group Hawaiian has installed Gold Giving Boxes at its shopping centres and offices to collect donations for Anglicare WA and Foodbank WA. Hawaiian chief executive Russell Gibbs said it was particularly important at this time of year to stop and think about how community members can help those less fortunate than themselves.
Community services can’t meet demand – ACOSS
A survey of Australia’s community service workers has found that 80 per cent of frontline agencies are unable to meet current levels of demand with the resources they have.The survey results, released today by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), showed that the biggest gaps in meeting demand are in the areas of greatest community need.
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