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Why you should be practicing philanthropy

Companies are always interested in ideas that make good business sense. They invest millions of dollars in marketing, research and development and technology upgrades to launch new products that help in improving profitability and increasing the company’s market share.

 

The benefits of philanthropy to a business can sometimes be a little more subtle, but the results are equally tangible and real. For some companies, the act of giving is a one-off exercise often done for media mileage, or maybe even as a tax write-off.

 

Yet, in today’s competitive environment, companies that embrace philanthropy as a core business philosophy reap far-reaching and consistent rewards. Philanthropy, corporate volunteering and employee giving are essential business tools today.

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Philanthropy is good for the company

 

While companies are in business to make money, a corporate vision beyond this basic goal gives the company a broader sense of purpose. Embracing the vision of giving back to the community can help in revitalizing the energy levels within the company.

 

When a company builds itself around a larger mission, it infuses that passion into its products, services, employees, customers and shareholders. This passion manifests itself in innovation and creativity, which leads to business growth.

 

Giving leads to employee engagement

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All successful companies realise the importance of engaging employees in the core mission of the business. Today’s employees want more than just a pay check at the end of the month. Employees want to engage with the company’s initiatives and to see their efforts produce results, for both the company and the community at large. This is the core of employee engagement.

 

Increasingly, knowledge workers make up a large part of the corporate workforce. These young, inspired and engaged workers are exponentially more productive than someone just doing their job. The younger employees value engagement at work more than their peers from previous generations.

Originally posted 2015-10-08 04:49:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

How to Lead and Succeed by Expecting Your Best

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At some point in our lives, most of us have heard it: You’re not good enough. You’re not smart enough. And even if you try, greatness won’t come from you. Continue reading »

Originally posted 2015-10-02 03:00:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

How workplace stress can lead to severe issues

The problem of stress among employees is one that is too often overlooked. Workers are expected to just get on with it and adapt to the pressures of the job. However, if these pressures are unnecessarily harsh there are simple steps that can be taken to reduce them, with beneficial effects in terms of productivity, profit and morale.

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Originally posted 2016-01-13 22:08:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Business Travel Smarts: Getting the Most Out of Your Trip

Even the most hardened business traveler has to admit it: there are times when you just wish you were somewhere else. Some of the negative aspects of travel, when you are at the mercy of airlines and the elements, are unavoidable. But sometimes you can get into the habit of accepting inconveniences which could, with a little care, be bypassed.

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Originally posted 2017-10-24 12:06:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

How to Get Ahead in the Realty Business

There they are. The family you have the responsibility of helping to find that perfect home. This is the place where they will eat, sleep, and make memories that will be handed down generation to generation.

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Originally posted 2018-01-17 00:52:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The EU, Brexit and Renewable Energy

There was a time not too long ago when those businesses which realised some explosive success enjoyed those rewards on the back of coming up with a totally new innovation that revolutionised the manner in which we do things. Nowadays however, a business can go on to realise the same explosive success without really coming up with anything new. Continue reading »

Originally posted 2017-04-25 08:04:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

5 Ways to Business Travel Solo Without Going Alone

Travelling solo has always been a hot topic. Unlike “single(s)”, this is a larger group. This may include unattached individuals, married or with a significant partner/couple. You can be an entrepreneur who wants to add a holiday weekend or an extension of a work trip. Two obstacles can be encountered by solo travellers: If it is a solitary holiday like “a group” and if eating alone, especially dinner is really unpleasant. Continue reading »

Originally posted 2018-11-26 19:11:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter