Posts Categorized ‘Employee Satisfaction’

Women and Workplace Equality: We’ve Come a Long Way Baby… or Not
By Danielle Burns

By Danielle Burns and Kathleen McQuiggan There is no denying that women have come a long way from the struggles and discrimination they faced in the past 50 years when it comes to finding a job and having access to educational resources. But have we broken the proverbial “Glass Ceiling,” or is there still more Read more »

Posted: October 29, 2014

Millennials: Do Gooders at Heart
By Michael Schweibinz

The American workplace is on the verge of one of the largest demographic shifts in contemporary history. It’s a bold statement, but one that’s becoming widely acknowledged, as the Millennials sweep into leadership positions in for-profit and non-profit corporations across the country. Who are they? How will they impact the future of America?  (see the info graphic Read more »

Posted: October 20, 2014

Apple Begins to Improve Working Conditions at Supplier Plants
By Dan Sherman

Apple’s suppliers have had a murky history with working conditions. Eighteen workers attempted suicide in one facility in 2010 and one died of exhaustion because of the working conditions at the plant. The response from the supplier? Force employees to sign non-suicide agreements and install nets on the buildings. Two years later, 150 workers threatened mass suicide over abysmal working conditions. At the time, Apple’s Read more »

Posted: September 8, 2014

Where Have All the Jobs Gone?
By Mel Miller

In a recent blog I discussed the growing problem of student loan debt and the fact that recent college graduates’ unemployment rate is double the national average. As the economy continues its slow recovery from the Great Recession one must ask “Where are the jobs?” Also bearing discovery is whether college graduates have received the Read more »

Posted: March 10, 2014

Raising the Minimum Wage Makes Good Sense
By Mel Miller

Raising the minimum wage is a key political issue for 2014. There seems to be some hope that the two political parties can reach a compromise similar to one recently reached on the budget. The current Federal minimum wage is $7.25 ($15,080 per year for a full-time worker), with a minimum wage of only $2.13 Read more »

Posted: January 29, 2014

Human Rights Disclosure Gains Momentum
By Michael Schweibinz

Human rights issues are of great interest and concern for many businesses and stakeholders. Why, then, has mandatory reporting of material human rights issues not been incorporated into accounting and reporting standards? The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) has posed this exact question to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). On October 9th, ICAR launched Read more »

Posted: November 4, 2013

Benefit Corp Legislation Passes in Colorado
By Mindy Ricketts

First Affirmative joins The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) in applauding the passage of Benefit Corporation legislation in Colorado. This legislation makes Colorado the 15th state to allow its businesses to incorporate under the B Corp structure. “Benefit Corporation legislation not only gives businesses the freedom and legal protection to pursue goals that benefit society Read more »

Posted: June 11, 2013

The Business Case for Green Building
By Tyler Collins

Do green buildings attract a financial premium in terms of rental and sales value? Are they more attractive to tenants and occupiers? Are employees occupying greener buildings more productive?

Posted: April 26, 2013

What Workers Want: Less Money, More Impact
By Steve Schueth

The prevailing wisdom is that a higher salary equals a happy worker. That idea might be changing.

Posted: June 21, 2012