Strategic and future thinking Fortune 1000 companies are investing in employee engagement through various types of programming and initiatives. These initiatives not only help to improve employee satisfaction, motivation, and performance but also can have a positive impact on the bottom line. By investing in these initiatives, companies can demonstrate their commitment to their stakeholders, employees, and the general public.
It's key for social impact leaders across the globe to align with best practices when it comes to reaching and empowering underrepresented communities. We spoke to LaRae Snoddy, Paragon One's Director of Student Operations, about the importance of providing adequate support for students through the externship, and how companies can apply these valuable insights to their own initiatives.
Generation Z job seekers are setting a higher bar; they want employers to be committed to change. This change comes from hiring a more diverse workforce, providing opportunities for employees of color to advance through the ranks through mentorship and educational opportunities, and facilitating opportunities for all employees to participate in creating a work culture that benefits all.
To keep employees engaged with work that truly makes a felt impact, many Fortune 1000 brands are utilizing social impact programs focused on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Amplifying diversity and inclusion are important drivers of employee engagement.
Employee engagement is crucial for any business looking to improve productivity, reduce turnover, and increase customer satisfaction. Let's look at some core strategies to help improve employee engagement across your organization.
Let’s look at eight companies leading the way with impactful DEI-focused initiatives. These companies are setting the standard for driving real impact, and are inspiring other organizations to elevate their DEI and CSR programming and visions.
Whether your organization is championing women in STEM-focused initiatives or looking towards programs focused on STEAM, understanding the difference between these sectors is important to facilitating successful career pathway programs.
We're breaking down the history of CSR and how the phrase has evolved over time, exploring its current usage, and understanding how creating and actualizing CSR goals at your organization can be transformative for your business across all sectors, without derailing your ongoing corporate strategy.
You open your email, your cursor blinking mockingly as you desperately try to think of a professional way to nudge a potential employer. In an age of emojis and Snapchats, it can be hard to find a line that blends friendly and professional. Don't stress; we've got you covered. Here's everything you need to know when writing to a potential employer.
High schoolers with exposure to experiential learning are at an advantage when applying to college and securing internships during their time at university.
For companies, Remote Externships are an efficient way to offer a real world work experience opportunity to a large group of diverse students. Typically, companies would be able to reach many more students than they would through a traditional internship.
This summer, Thomas Heslop signed on for a remote externship with Boston-based venture capital firm RallyCry Ventures, managed by Paragon One. As a “pre-med” student, getting work experience in finance seemed like a disruptive career choice to make, but the Howard University senior sees immense value in taking an unconventional learning route. Since writing this article, Heslop has enrolled in a second Paragon One-managed remote externship, this time with Facebook.
We, at Paragon One, turn interesting business projects into flexible Remote Externships that enable students to build their resumes by partnering with top tech companies. To expand their effort, HP Tech Ventures launched a remote externship with Paragon One. HP Tech Ventures has hosted almost 200 students since 2020 who researched and analyzed promising startups in transformative technologies.
It’s 2021. In a world where technology allows students to build job-ready skills and begin their careers long before graduating, Howard University student athlete Richie Jones embarked on a remote externship with Facebook via Paragon One. All while attending online school and running his digital marketing business full time.
Paragon One's very own Cody Rapp offers tried-and-tested advice to the many managers out there who are supervising remote interns for the first time.
Do you run externship programs that give your company early talent exposure? These are fully remote, paid programs where you can engage diverse students from different schools over 6-8 weeks.
By running Externship programs that available to applicants from every background, companies have a chance to work with candidates before offering them jobs. Over 6-8 weeks, can assess how well a candidate will fit in with their team and culture, how motivated they are and how impactful their work is.
An Externship is a chance to tackle real world projects alongside school work. It's both an opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people. Many outstanding students have even progressed to internships and full-time offers through Externships.
Lindsey Yang, a student at Burlingame High School in California, shares how the remote externship she did with Facebook through Paragon One helped her use her time productively, even as the pandemic curtailed other passions.
While universities might not be able to give students the full college experience this fall, those that are quick to recognize students’ newfound priorities are best-placed to tackle the disruption they are seeing.
With health concerns, travel restrictions and recent anti-immigration proposals, it is imperative for higher education in the United States to refine its offering to continue to attract the international students that contribute over $45 billion to the US economy a year.
With the advent of remote internships, Gen Z high schoolers have the ability to differentiate themselves by gaining corporate work experience to boost their college applications, even as COVID19 delays their higher education plans.
Fewer than 20% of undergraduates reach out to their school’s career centers for advice on finding jobs or identifying and applying to graduate programs. While the role of career centers has been evolving for some years now, 2020 has made it very clear that they need to think well beyond putting internship postings on the school job portal in order to truly contribute value.
As recruiters start to realize that virtual hiring stands to massively expand their talent pool, the future of campus hiring is set to permanently change.
A new survey shows that while higher education typically provides a good foundation for pursuing a future career, it can fall short in providing an up-to-date education that aligns with employers’ needs.
Talent consultant and Paragon One Program Manager Rashida Geddes shares three key pieces of advice that every young job hunter should take to heart, as they look to build impactful and fulfilling careers.
After several months of experimenting with remote work, scores of companies are starting to commit to a long term shift to working from home and hiring virtually. COVID19 has clearly disrupted the way we work, which means it must disrupt the way we prepare our workforce to work.
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