MTV Engages Millennials Through 'Pro-Social' Programs
MTV has a history of programming that promotes issues such as voter registration and mental and sexual health. Its audience expects it. But so do MTV employees, who want to address social issues with volunteer opportunities, including a recent “makeover” to help promote a nonprofit that gets former prisoners jobs.
Pro Bono Work Boosts Leader Development
Organizations are finding that international pro bono programs are better than traditional executive education for building and retaining a cadre of future leaders.
Avoid the Pitfalls of Employee Volunteerism
While volunteering sounds good in principle, in practice there can be some dangers that HR leaders need to be aware of. Chief among them is ensuring that the activities are truly voluntary, especially if the employer is not paying employees to participate.
Use Social Media to Enforce Ethics, Compliance
Even though employees may misuse social media—and need to be trained on what is and is not acceptable—it is a powerful tool that companies can use to promote ethical practices and culture.