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Giving Tuesday

27-Nov-2018 9:15:00 AM / by Caleb Dow posted in Volunteering, Corporate Social Responsibility

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After the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are over, there is a relatively new day that is become increasingly well known and supported: GivingTuesday. Just as the name states, it’s a day dedicated to giving. Around the world, GivingTuesday brings together non-profits, individuals, companies, and communities. 

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Connecting Employees & Building Culture Across Decentralized Teams

15-Nov-2018 9:00:00 AM / by Caleb Dow

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As companies grow and are required to hire more people, they expand geographically to tap into new markets, and source the best talent. In tech, we’re even seeing companies that are operating with entirely remote teams and no physical office space. 

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Community Spotlight: Rehab1

5-Nov-2018 9:30:00 AM / by Caleb Dow posted in Corporate Social Responsibility, Employee Engagement

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As a local business owner, John Gonzales has always believed in giving back to the community. His company, Rehab1, has raised thousands of dollars for worthy causes in the Greater Moncton Area. They’re using Porpoise to capture this impact and celebrate the great things they do as a company each and every day!

"We have always been extremely proud of the workplace culture that we have built at Rehab1 - it's everything we have always dreamed of: a team of engaged and positive people that want to do great things in the community, that want to support each other's goals and dreams, and that share the same values as Rehab1. Porpoise has become our go-to workplace app that we use solely to motivate each other, support each other, and work towards a common goal of being better people for ourselves and our community!!"                     - John Gonzales, Founder, Rehab1
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The Upside to Sharing Your “Good” Stories

30-Oct-2018 10:56:13 AM / by Caleb Dow

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This post originally appeared on Volunteermatch.org.

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Shaping Employee Experience

14-Sep-2018 2:12:12 PM / by Caleb Dow

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Similar to the way your customer experience is shaped by the interactions a customer has with your company, an employee experience is the journey an employee takes throughout their time with your company. Employee experience is shaped by every single interaction that occurs between the employee and the company — from recruiting to onboarding, training, growth, rewards, and exiting. Just like we design a customer experience, companies need to be intentional about how they design employee experience along the employee lifecycle.

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Achieving Your Goals With Porpoise

4-Sep-2018 11:49:00 AM / by Caleb Dow

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Everybody sets goals, thats the easy part. The hard part is putting in the work to achieve those goals (Think new years resolutions). Other things take priority, we procrastinate, and sometimes, we just give up because of the amount of work involved in achieving the goal. 

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Why Your Employees Aren’t Using Their Allotted Volunteer Hours

20-Aug-2018 10:43:00 AM / by Caleb Dow posted in Volunteering, Employee Engagement

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This is one of the most common challenges our clients face before working with us at Porpoise. HR and program managers often tell us that they aren’t seeing high enough participation rates within their volunteer initiatives. We have a few reasons why their programs might not be working, and we even have a solution!

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Purpose at Work

16-Aug-2018 10:29:00 AM / by Caleb Dow posted in Corporate Social Responsibility

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In recent years, corporate social responsibility has become a more common focus for organizations.
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The Power of Story

9-Aug-2018 3:40:41 PM / by Caleb Dow posted in Corporate Social Responsibility

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People love a good story. Although facts and figures are essential components of reporting in business, they fall short when it comes time to sharing impact and results with internal and external stakeholders. The best way to share information is through storytelling. Stories are better than data on its own because they invoke an emotional response. Sometimes stories can be powerful enough to spur people to take action, causing people to devote their time and even entire lives to create change or impact in some area. Stories have so much more substance than a set of facts or a spreadsheet of data. 

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The Role Businesses Play in Tackling The SDG's

7-Aug-2018 10:17:00 AM / by Caleb Dow posted in Volunteering, Corporate Social Responsibility

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About The Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals were developed by the UN as the first set of goals to completely transform civilization as we know it for the better. These goals represent 17 areas with a target to achieve them by 2030. This is no small task, but it can be done if millions of people and organizations band together to participate and engage in activities that work toward one or a set of the goals.

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