Globally, the workforce is getting older while also getting younger, creating the perfect conditions for leadership challenges. And that means, no matter where an employee works around the globe today, they probably work for an organization struggling to retain its talent. According to Deloitte’s Human Capital Trends 2016 report, 28% of companies reported weak or very weak leadership pipelines, only 7% believe they are “excellent” at building Millennial leaders and only 13% report they are “excellent” at building global leaders. From the workforce perspective, 63% of Millennials say their leadership skills are not being developed, and in the next year, 66% of employees from this same generation expect to leave their jobs.
Around election time, we hear a couple of questions that consistently come up by our clients. Time off for voting, the do’s and don’ts of how to handle politics in the workplace, and most importantly, how to encourage voter participation. Find out how I respond to these questions below!
Cornerstones is working to ensure children in our community are prepared for the 2015-16 academic year. A concerning number of families in our neighborhoods are unable to afford backpacks, school supplies, or other essential items to help a child be fully prepared to start school. Each year, Cornerstones and their partner, Kids R First, equip thousands of K-12 children in the Reston-Herndon area (Cornerstones’ clients, as well as other local students who receive free or reduced cost school meals) with brand-new backpacks.Nearly 3,000 backpacks are needed for this year’s drive. How Can You Help? It takes a few simple steps: 1) Register here to pledge the number of backpacks you plan to donate. 2) Purchase new backpacks (no wheels or corporate logos, please): High School Size 20″ H × 14″ W × 7″ D (the age where our need is greatest) Junior High Size 18″ H × 13″ W × 6″ D Elementary Age Size 16″ H × 12″ W × 5″ D You can purchase backpacks online with free shipping to Cornerstones – visit Amazon or KitsforKidz! 3) Deliver the backpacks to Cornerstones Administrative Office at: 11150 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 210, Reston, Va. August 10th – 14th (Monday – Friday); 9:00 am – 5:00 pm