From Deloitte releasing research on employee perception of volunteerism to UPS committing to diversity and inclusion, below are the issues and brands that caught our attention in July.
ISSUES WE’RE TRACKING…
Deloitte Survey: Employees Need to Know Volunteerism Matters (Triple Pundit)
A surprising number of employees in today’s marketplace don’t realize that their volunteer activities can lead to career opportunities and valuable on-the-job training. In a recent survey conducted by Deloitte, only 18 percent of respondents said they considered volunteerism to be a career-maker and barely twice that amount saw volunteer activities as a way to gain valuable job skills.
GoFundMe’s ‘Make London Better’ Competition Is A Reminder Of When To Apply Technology (Forbes)
Through GoFundMe’s Make London Better competition, Londoners are able to submit their ideas to improve their city. Two ideas will then be selected and given GoFundMe pages pre-loaded with £5,000 and support to raise more cash for the projects and turn them into reality.
How Starbucks, Airbnb, And LinkedIn Are Helping To Develop The Gen Z Workforce (Fast Company)
Leading companies such as Airbnb, LinkedIn and Starbucks are partnering with Service Year Alliance to give 100 young people special incentives to boost their career trajectories and assist with their service challenges, including access to hiring teams, speakers’ series, and local events at each of the companies, as well as extra perks.
In Its First Three Years Stateside, Red Nose Day Raises Over $98M To Help End Child Poverty (Forbes)
Over $38 million was raised this year by Americans to help end child poverty across the world, adding to the more than $60 million raised in the last two years since the Red Nose Day entered the U.S. in 2015.
BRANDS WE’RE TRACKING…
Chobani: Billionaire Hamdi Ulukaya’s Chobani To Spend $5 Million to Train, Assist Young Turkish Entrepreneurs (Forbes)
Google: Google.org Invests $50M in the ‘Future of Work’ (The Business Journals)
Mastercard: MasterCard and the World Food Programme Announce 100 Million Meals Commitment (Engage For Good)
UPS: The UPS Foundation to Award More Than $7.7 Million to Promote Global Diversity & Inclusion (3BL Media)