In the past two years, we’ve seen the pandemic turn our lives upside down, the calls for social justice grow more urgent, our political system nearly crumble, and employee attrition reach unprecedented levels. People are overwhelmed, feeling lost, and rethinking their life choices. All of this has led to business leaders’ realization that they needed to do something — fast. They started asking what they could do that would engage employees, improve their own diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) policies, and improve their employees’ mental health and wellbeing.

The collaborative report looks at how employee resource groups can improve employee engagement, DEI, and attrition.

Employee Resource Groups

At the intersection of all these goals are employee resource groups (ERGs). ERGs, also often called affinity groups or business communities, provide ways for employees to connect with one another, bring up difficult topics — led by people with personal experience — and … Read more

Shares in cinema operator Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE) fell by 20% in November, even as moviegoers flocked to see the latest James Bond film. With more potential blockbusters scheduled for release later this year, I reckon Cineworld could be on track to deliver a strong recovery over the coming months.

In this article I want to explain what I think happened in November — and whether I’d buy Cineworld stock for my portfolio.

007 boosts revenue

Us Brits love a good Bond film. Cineworld’s UK revenue in October was 27% above 2019 levels, as moviegoers rushed to see Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007.

The group’s cinemas in the US and elsewhere also delivered an improved performance. Cineworld’s total revenue in October reached 90% of 2019 levels. As a result, the business generated positive cash flow in October, for the first time since before the pandemic.

Takings were boosted by … Read more

Back in 2012, the founders of Giving Tuesday couldn’t have imagined just how impactful their initiative would be. Now, less than 10 years later, Giving Tuesday has grown into a global movement that has raised over $2 billion.

The annual day of giving has been especially critical over the last two years, with donations to nonprofits having increased during the pandemic. In 2020, individual giving in the U.S. remained high, particularly for end-of-year giving, which was higher than past years. Even through such a challenging time, a third of nonprofits report exceeding their fundraising goals in 2021 and 87% of respondents that invested in technology reported it as impactful.

With over 56,000 nonprofits in our community, we’ve seen how access to technology enabled organizations to adapt during the pandemic and reimagine their relationships with volunteers and donors. But while technology is an important tool to accelerate impact, nothing is … Read more

The Wise (LSE: WISE) share price has been on a bit of a rollercoaster since the company went public earlier this year. The shares listed directly on the London Stock Exchange and began trading at 800p. By September the share price had reached 1,150p, but quickly fell back down to earth and was as low as 700p in November.

Just yesterday though, the shares rebounded over 10% at one point after the company released its half-year report. Does this represent a turning point in the Wise share price? Let’s take a look to see if I should buy the stock for my portfolio.

Recent Wise share price weakness

As a quick recap, Wise is a FinTech company that offers cross-border money transfer services. I’ve used the platform myself when converting sterling into both euros and dollars, and thought the service was excellent. The cost for transferring was also competitive.

I … Read more

Alvin Toffler said, “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” At Salesforce.org, we believe that every student should be given the support and access they need to get the jobs they want, but they should also be empowered to become lifelong learners, develop new skills over time, and achieve their life purpose.

One of the key findings of the second edition of the Connected Student Report, was that student career pathways are top of mind. Students are increasingly looking toward higher education institutions to prepare them for careers, yet 31% of students report not getting good value from their institution, citing a lack of job and career prospects as a top reason. In addition, 57% of students say their institution does a fair or worse job of preparing them for job … Read more