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Learning to Save, Saving to Learn: A Portrait of the Next Generation

April 12, 2013
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Neil Howe, president and co-founder of LifeCourse Associates, refers to people in their late teens as late-wave millennials. Howe says an important quality of this cohort is that they place a higher importance on education than older millennials.
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Another Generation Rises: Looking Beyond the Millennials

April 12, 2013
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Whatever trendy term winds up sticking—'Re-Gen,' 'Gen Z,' 'Pluralist' or 'Homelander'—know that this group now entering its college years is your workforce of the future.
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Giving Gets a Boost by Taking One to the Team

April 5, 2013
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At Hampton Inn staff meetings, team members have built bicycles and playhouses for children in need in the United States, as well as prosthetic hands for children in Latin America.
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Survey: 2011 Saw $20 Billion in Corporate Giving

April 5, 2013
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That came in the forms of direct cash donations, cash donations through their foundations, noncash donations and matching employee donations.
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Companies Find a Cause to Rally Around

April 5, 2013
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Benefits company Unum matches employee donations to educational programs on a 2-to-1 basis, while other financial donations means a dollar-for-dollar match.
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Building a Philanthropic Culture Builds a Better Brand, Too

April 4, 2013
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With some 30 percent of employed people volunteering in 2012, companies tap into measured philanthropic efforts to boost their brand and business objectives.
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Does Stealing Attention Violate Your Code of Conduct?

April 2, 2013
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For those who oppose more rules, how about a voluntary change in culture towards less—rather than more—needless, if not mindless, communication.
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The Last Word: Turning Their Backs on Telecommuting

April 1, 2013
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You could also argue that telecommuting originated with Yahoo’s Silicon Valley neighbor Hewlett-Packard. In 1967, the pioneering computer-maker allowed its plant in Germany to offer flextime—a truly radical concept at the time. HP then implemented large-scale telecommuting in the mid-1990s as technology advanced.
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HR Data Enters the Equation

March 22, 2013
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The best-performing HR departments are harvesting big data so their leaders arrive at the proverbial top table with insights about pivotal roles, critical skills and gaps, says Harry Osle, global HR transformation and advisory practice leader at The Hackett Group.
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