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…
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.
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. 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.
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…