education
Schools
Kids in the Kitchen
Steve Dunmore
Steve Dunmore

CEO, K-12 Schools

Sodexo North America

Did you know that what your children eat today can have a lasting impact on their health and well-being for a lifetime? Eating healthy, nutritious food is not only important for a child’s normal growth and development, but can also help them maintain a healthy weight and lead to a better quality of life. (more…)

Schools Workforce & Workplace
QoL Solutions Can Help Retain Teachers
Richard Hill
Richard Hill

VP Marketing
Schools, Sodexo North America

Every year, about 13 percent of the nation’s 3.4 million teachers transfer to different schools or leave the profession altogether, according to the Alliance for Excellence in Education in collaboration with the New Teacher Center. It’s estimated that over 1 million teachers move in and out of schools annually, with 40 to 50 percent of teachers quitting within five years.

This issue doesn’t just impact schools, it impacts the entire community, including parents, local companies, and other stakeholder groups. Teacher attrition costs state governments between $1 billion and $2.2 billion annually. (more…)

Universities
Growing Up Gen Z: new challenges and opportunities for campus life
Pat Connolly
Pat Connolly

Global CEO,
Universities,
Sodexo

This is the second blog in an ongoing series examining how colleges and universities can understand and address the expectations of Generation Z college students. We’ll explore some of the most significant issues, including academic interests, housing expectations, ideological tendencies, dining preferences, and spending habits. The goal is to provide valuable insights that can help guide campus decision-makers in creating an environment that supports student success, well-being, satisfaction, and achievement.  (more…)

Community Engagement
Education is the Promise of a Future
Dan Pelino
Dan Pelino

Today’s learners must be able to think critically, recognize patterns, solve problems and communicate effectively in the workforce and society to be successful.  Sixty-three percent of education leaders state job placement as the leading success factor for higher education, though only 43% of industry leaders indicate higher education is preparing learners with the needed workforce skills.

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Workforce & Workplace
The Key to Relevant Leadership is Continuous Learning
Lorna Donatone
Lorna Donatone

CEO, Sodexo Schools Worldwide President,
Sodexo North America

The business world is changing so quickly that it’s often hard to know how to keep up and help your employees cope with the pace of change.

For leaders, it’s crucial to remain relevant in order to be heard and valued. Even if you have great ideas, a great mission and a vision of the future, if you’re not relevant, no one will listen, and you won’t be successful as a leader.

Remaining relevant doesn’t mean you have to be an expert in every field, new idea or trendy concept. But you do have to know enough about your industry and about the world to understand what people are talking about. And you need to be able to communicate in a way that they can relate to. (more…)

Workforce & Workplace
Jobs, Education and Health Lead to Better Quality of Life
Jennifer Williamson
Jennifer Williamson

Senior Vice President,
Corporate Communications
Sodexo North America

The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being and quality of life of people around the world. The OECD works with governments, labor and business to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems.

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