With some 30 percent of employed people volunteering in 2012, companies tap into measured philanthropic efforts to boost their brand and business objectives.Read More
Employees get out from behind their desks to strategize about work while they're weeding.Read More
Now in its sixth year, Deloitte's alternative spring-break event initiates college students in the company's culture and commitment to causes.Read More
Humana and Wal-Mart team up to offer employees an incentive to make better dietary choices.Read More
Depending on the location, even basics such as the electrical supply, roads, health care and security can be issues for employees. Read More
Companies are increasing the number of corporate globe-trotters to emerging markets such as Brazil and China, but there is a potential price to pay beyond moving furniture.Read More
The upturn in so-called 'global nomads'—those who move from country to country on long-term assignments—has focused more attention on their medical and retirement benefits.Read More
Unlike traditional volunteerism, which may take hours of time, microvolunteering focuses on making use of the free time employees have during the workday, such as lunch breaks and coffee breaks.
The American Heart Association and American Cancer Society are among the groups providing guidance on how organizations can design outcomes-based incentives programs that don't discriminate against employees.
For companies considering healthy programs, it's important to create a wellness culture, one executive says. “If you're doing it just to attack claims, don't do it. It won't succeed.”Read More