Cause Consulting’s April News-makers

by Greg Doyle

From Fortune releasing its “50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back,” to shocking data on the importance of maintaining a healthy company culture, below are the headlines that caught our attention in April.

 

ISSUES WE’RE TRACKING…

Entrepreneur_Company Culture GraphicIt Really Pays to Have a Rich Company Culture (Entrepreneur)
A recent article in Entrepreneur indicates some glaring statistics regarding the importance of company culture and its direct impact on employee turnover, productivity and success. The most shocking of them all? Unhappy employees cost American businesses over $300 billion each year.

 

Stand for Something: How to Establish Authentic Core Values (Entrepreneur)
Research indicates 85 percent of employees relying on their CEOs to set the bar for core values. Why is this important? Authentic values demonstrated by trustworthy leaders are proven to provide companies with viable competitive advantages.

50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back (Fortune)
Fortune recently released its list of the “50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back.” Companies such as Salesforce, Seventh Generation, Novo Nordisk, and Clif Bar received recognition.

Forbes_Talent Shortage_GraphicThe Countries Facing the Greatest Skills Shortages (Forbes)
As a result of globalization and technological change, skills shortages are becoming a growing problem for employers. According to research conducted by the OECD, around 40 percent of employers in the U.S. have experienced difficulties finding employees with the required skills.

 

BRANDS WE’RE TRACKING…

JPMorgan Chase Launches $125 Million, Five-Year Initiative to Drive Economic Opportunity in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods (CSRwire)

Apple Strikes Gold in Old iPhones (Inc. Magazine)

Adidas Launches Latest Sustainability Report, New Strategy Aimed at Protecting Power of Sport (Sustainable Brands)

Adidas New Social Impact Strategy Graphic

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