Voting. Privilege, Right or Obligation?
It’s an understatement to say that this year’s Election Day in the U.S. is different; it also feels different. Happily, more organizations are seeking to inform, encourage and help people register and vote. There are also more organizations, including APCO Worldwide, that are encouraging employees to “work” on Election Day as poll workers, for example, and to encourage others to get out the vote...Read more
Waking Up: Accelerate What’s Right
We must check ourselves to ensure that we go deeper into the right sets of actions versus spreading ourselves too thin, show progress instead of just talking about it amongst ourselves and ensure that this is a commitment we all feel obligated to join—because the future of our country, our communities, our workplaces and most importantly people’s lives, require it...Read more
May’s Mental Health Awareness Month Hit Differently; What Will Summer Bring?
Mental health and mental wellbeing are obvious points of consideration during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. What have historically been taboo discussion topics—both inside and outside the corporate world—are now easily looming as a true known second-order health crisis...Read more
The Critical Role of HR Communication in Times of Crisis
As the coronavirus outbreak rapidly progresses, HR departments across all companies can and should be fully engaged and at the forefront to demonstrate caring and become part of the solution. ..Read more
Building a Virtual Culture: The Remote Workforce
The coronavirus is leading many companies in the United States to encourage their employees to work from home. While many miles may separate them from their onsite colleagues, a new APCO Insight survey of U.S. employees shows that remote workers are not so different from their in-office counterparts. ..Read more
Generational Viewpoints on Workplace Culture That Lasts
With four generations working together, today’s workplace offers a wide range and dynamic combination of experience, expectations and priorities. We asked three APCO Worldwide colleagues to share their views on the workplace, how it has changed and what they see as the most important future considerations for companies as they look to create a culture that is inclusive for a multi-generational workforce...Read more
Trust in Leaders Emerges as a Pivotal Workplace Factor for 2020
Employees are seeking more than just a paycheck and benefits in the jobs they hold. Crucial are top executives’ integrity and candor, along with the organization’s mission and values...Read more
Why Supplier Diversity is Crucial for Driving Business Growth
Procurement optimization can add immense value to your business, and in an evolving social landscape, procurement organizations are starting to diversify their suppliers. Here are three important factors for diverse suppliers to keep in mind when forming relationships and negotiating with procurement officers...Read more