Pinnacol Assurance is devoted to keeping Colorado workers healthy, safe, and strong by providing workers’ compensation insurance to 57,000 employers. Pinnacol was quick to pivot as a health-focused company to keep its employees working from home when the global pandemic hit. Barbara Brannen, vice president of employee services, estimates 99.5 percent of Pinnacol’s employees work from home while less than 1 percent come to the office. To help employees feel connected, the company added new chat rooms and has offered more employee resource groups and mental health support. Liz Johnson, public relations director, says the company also offered augmented benefits like virtual tutoring services to help parents and their children meet the challenge of attending school online. “That came at the right time,” Johnson says. “My son was struggling with seventh-grade math. I was able to get him the help he needed to get over that struggle. It gave him confidence and a study buddy.” … [Read more...] about Top Workplaces 2021: Pinnacol Assurance focuses on employee health
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Jamie Dimon has spoken. The chief executive of JP Morgan Chase, one of Wall Street's most influential figures, told employees of America's biggest bank earlier this week that he expects to see them back in the office by early July. He reinforced that yesterday by saying he will no longer hold meetings via Zoom. Mr Dimon, who was speaking at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council Summit, has been back in the office since June last year. He told the Journal's editor-in-chief, Matt Murray, there was now a need for his employees to return to work. Advertisement He added: "The American public knows 100 million people go to work every day, 65,000 people go to our branches every day. "Firemen, police, sanitation, hospitals, retail, pharmacies, banks, groceries - it's 40 million of them that go to work. More from Business Peloton recalls treadmills after injuries and child death Liberty Steel appoints team to accelerate shake-up at troubled … [Read more...] about Wall Street bankers ordered back to their desks – as the City mulls hybrid future
Rappers rap about them, players have gone to great lengths to achieve them, and Russell Westbrook is about to become the king of them. But is the Holy Grail of stat lines more than a numerical curiosity? Russell Westbrook is about to become the all-time leader in the much-rapped-about stat. But does it carry any real meaning? Clint Capela cannot forget the excitement of his first triple double. Granted it took place among the couch-cushioned confines of the Hawks center’s old apartment, and his opponents were the computer-controlled Hornets facing the Capela-controlled Thunder in NBA 2K14. But still, Capela, then a teenager coming up in France’s top pro league, found himself giddy when he reached double digits in three major stat categories as a digitized Russell Westbrook. He even hit up a friend to share the big news. “It’s not like I got them in real life,” Capela says. “It was definitely off my radar, because it was too hard to reach. Almost beyond a dream.” Fantasy met … [Read more...] about Do triple doubles matter?
Beauty may only be skin deep — or so the saying goes — but Shiseido believes it can be a means of empowerment. The beauty and personal care company's philosophy dates back to post-World War II times when it launched its Spots Cover line, tailored to mask wartime burns and scars and "heal the hearts" of those with skin concerns. More than half a century later, it's continuing the legacy with its Shiseido Life Quality Center (SLQC), with one launched in Singapore in May 2019. Free personal consultations for those with skin concerns Providing complimentary consultations, SLQC aims to help those with appearance-related skin concerns such as vitiligo and skin discolouration such as port-wine stains and birthmarks. In particular, appearance changes due to the side effects of cancer treatment are among the top concerns at SLQC, said Jiayun Fang, Shiseido Asia Pacific's Regional Corporate Sustainability Manager. "Many cancer patients experience skin dullness, pigmentation and loss … [Read more...] about How Shiseido and Unilever are changing lives with makeup and hygiene products
Pan-seared Norwegian Salmon with herb roasted potatoes, soft shell crab spaghetti, grilled Australian ribeye beef steak topped with demi-glace sauce. These are entrées that would be typically served in a respectable restaurant, easily relished by any discerning patron. And yet, at Iron Nori, these dishes might be tough sells for the common Singaporean diner. You see, Iron Nori is a social enterprise that trains and employs differently-abled employees to prepare them for the F&B industry, with up to 50 per cent of its staff comprising people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other intellectual disabilities. The front-of-house service is manned by special needs crew, who take on roles such as a cashier, server, waiter or cleaning steward. It’s an uphill battle, taking on the expectations of Singaporeans, says Bernard Chan, a volunteer strategic operations consultant at Iron Nori. When asked about some of the challenges Iron Nori faced, Chan didn’t hold back about his thoughts … [Read more...] about How Iron Nori and Carousell are inspiring empathy and altruism among local businesses