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Dementia myth busters

Putting your keys in the fridge, getting lost on a familiar drive, or losing the thread of conversations is not called getting old. It’s called getting ill.

Article by: Alzheimer’s Society | Published: 15 September 2022

The DHL UK Foundation: helping young people to find a future in the workplace

The rate of long-term youth unemployment is cause for alarm in the UK. But the partnership between DHL, the world’s largest contract logistics provider, and the DHL UK Foundation aims to tackle it through a hands-on approach to skills development.

Article by: Lindsay Bridges, SVP HR - DHL Supply Chain UKI | Published: 17 December 2021

Ethical business 0 Newcastle United 1

Customers and potential employees want ethical business not “sports-wash”.

Article by: Blair McPherson - former Director, Author and Blogger | Published: 14 October 2021

Our Charity of the Season: Randal Charitable Foundation

HR Director’s Charity of the Season is the Randal Charitable Foundation, which has an aspiration to directly save over 1 million lives in the UK and globally. The Foundation was established by entrepreneur and philanthropist Dr Nik Kotecha OBE and his wife Moni in 2017. Its mission is to directly save and significantly improve people’s lives in the UK and globally by providing significant grant funding to charities and good causes that share the same ambitions.

Article by: Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, Founder and Chair of Trustees - the Randal Charitable Foundation | Published: 30 September 2021

Volunteering – Doing the right thing… because it’s the right thing to do

Giving your employees the opportunity to volunteer is good for them, good for business and good for your community. It boosts mental health, promotes well being, provides the perfect opportunity to enhance personal and professional development and makes an enormous contribution to the community you are working in. A study from Deloitte shows that volunteering not only helps others but improves morale in the workplace, promotes a better brand perception and can attract and retain the best talent who want to feel that their work environment is a caring one. Research by Legal and General, states that during the pandemic the number of volunteers has soared, with 1 in 5 adults volunteering their time for community activities since the start of the first lockdown. It makes good business sense to capitalise on the additional skills and experiences your employees have gained by volunteering and to give them the opportunity to continue to pursue these new interests.

Article by: Philippa Cox, Corporate Partnerships Manager - Youth Adventure Trust | Published: 29 January 2021

A walk in the park… of a different kind!

For many companies, encouraging staff to participate in challenge events are an integral part of an employee engagement programme.

Article by: Philippa Cox, Corporate Partnerships Manager - Youth Adventure Trust | Published: 22 December 2020

Charity partnerships: Good for business, good for people

The World Busines Council for Sustainable Development defines Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as “a continuing commitment by business to behave ethically and contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce as well as the environment, local communities and wider society”.

Article by: Philippa Cox, Corporate Partnerships Manager - Youth Adventure Trust | Published: 16 November 2020