Cause Consulting’s June News-makers

by Greg Doyle

From the Deloitte releasing new research on the impact volunteerism can have on the hiring process, to new insights on how to address the pervasiveness of mental health illnesses among millennials, below are the headlines that caught our attention in June.

ISSUES WE’RE TRACKING…

Texting Is Just About The MoTexting + Drivingst Dangerous Thing You Can Do While Driving (Fast Company)

The University of Houston recently conducted a study that compared the dangers of texting and driving to two other kids of distractions – emotional stress and daydreaming. Not surprisingly, texting topped the list as the most distracting of them all.

Here’s Why You Should Put Volunteer Work on Your Resume (Fortune)

According to a recent Deloitte study, 82% of hiring managers say they prefer candidates with volunteer experience. However, only 32% of job seekers mention unpaid community service experience on their resume.

The U.S. Doesn’t Crack the Top 10 of The World’s Best Countries for Social Progress (Fast Company)

The U.S. ranks in 19th place in the latest Social Progress Index (SPI), a ranking that combines many types of quality-of-life data. In order to move up in the rankings, the U.S. needs to improve its “environmental quality,” “health and wellness” and “personal safety” numbers.

Social Progress Index 2016

The Rise of Digital Technology in Mental Health (Forbes)

Approximately 1 out of every 5 adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness, equating to 43.8 million people. The issue is even more prevalent among millennials. Developers and health care professionals have begun to develop applications that leverage the functionality of the smartphone to aid in mental health research.

BRANDS WE’RE TRACKING…

Hasbro Leads Newsweek’s 2016 Green Rankings at No. 1 (CSRwire)

Timberland Announces Commitment to Restore and Create Green Spaces in Five Cities over the Next Five Years (3BL Media)

Dove Is Back At It With Another Inspirational Ad (Fortune)

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies Invest Locally to Create a Healthier Nation (CSRwire)

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