August 2017
Inclusion
Helping Employees Feel Connected in Large Organizations
John LaVeck
John LaVeck
Director of Employee Business
Resource Groups (EBRGs)
Sodexo

In large organizations, it can be easy for employees to feel a little lost. Among dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of people, employees can lose a sense of individuality, and that can lead to a feeling of disconnection and a lack of engagement at work. (more…)

Health & Wellbeing Quality of Lifehacks
Families that Eat Together Stay Together: Three Quality of Lifehacks for Healthy Family Meals
Quality of Lifehacks
Quality of Lifehacks

Which of the following statements best describes your family’s nutritional habits?

  • We strive to have healthy family meals together.
  • We regularly eat together, but it’s rarely healthy.
  • With our busy schedules, it’s typically what’s ever quickest and easiest.
  • Everyone for themselves.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognizes August as Kids Eat Right month. It’s a time to highlight the importance of healthful eating and active lifestyles for kids and families. As a leading employer of registered dietitians, Sodexo is an ardent supporter of nutrition for children. (more…)

Diversity
Three Quality of Lifehacks to Bridge Generational Differences in the Workplace
Quality of Lifehacks
Quality of Lifehacks

A 60-something instructor at a major university was working on a project with an undergraduate student. The student complimented the instructor on her proficiency with technology. The student thought he was paying a compliment to the instructor. The instructor was offended because she believed the implication was that her skills were good “for someone her age,” playing into the stereotype that all Baby Boomers struggle with technology. Little did the student know that the instructor serves on the boards of several technology companies and is a former CEO of a tech company. (more…)

Community Engagement
Fighting hunger in affluent counties
Gerri Mason Hall
Gerri Mason Hall
President,
Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation
SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer,
Sodexo North America

We often think of food insecurity and hunger as something that happens in other countries, or only in the poorest parts of our nation. But the reality is that people are hungry all over the country, including in some of the nation’s wealthiest towns and counties. (more…)

Careers
Tips to Ease Your Nerves When Preparing for your First Internship
Lindsay Scholten
Lindsay Scholten
Marketing Intern,
Sodexo

Internships are a great way to prepare for your future. They can help you discover if the job path you’ve chosen is the right one for you, expose you to the professional world, and equip you with skills, experience and knowledge for a successful career. Since internships are usually one of the first experiences for students in the professional working environment, they can seem a bit daunting. To help ease the nerves, here are five tips I learned during my summer internship to ensure you get the most from your experience. (more…)

Health & Wellbeing
Three Quality of Lifehacks for Eating Healthier at Work
Quality of Lifehacks
Quality of Lifehacks

Do you feel sluggish or tired at work? Taking simple steps throughout the day to make healthier food choices can boost your mood and productivity.

In fact, employees who eat healthy all day long are 25 percent more likely to have higher job performance, according to the Health Enhancement Research Organization. And the more fruits and vegetables employees consume throughout the day, the happier, more engaged and more creative they are, according to a 2015 study by the British Journal of Health Psychology.

The workplace can be rife with unhealthy foods — from the bowl of candy at the front desk to the box of doughnuts in the kitchen to the cake at a coworker’s baby shower. But have no fear, here are three simple steps for eating healthier while on the job.

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