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Home Depot is a popular home improvement supplies retail company across the United States and Canada. In Canada alone there are 182 stores and over 27,000 employees. The company stands on eight core values; Taking care of our people. Giving back to our communities. Doing the right thing. Excellent customer service. Creating shareholder value. Building strong relationships. Entrepreneurial spirit. Respect for all people.
Becoming An Ocean
When a drop falls into the ocean, it immediately becomes part and parcel of the Whole. The drop gets accepted and connects with all the other drops and together they become one powerful body of water. When a person joins a corporation with 12,000 employees in 120 offices across 40 countries, the part with becoming One, could be a little more challenging.
A Xennial’s Perspective on the use of Social Media Apps in the Workplace
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Born in 1981, I am an in-betweener, or a Xennial; I am able to identify with members of both Gen X and Gen Y. As a Xennial, I have the unique experience of living in both realities of the X’s and Y’s – the advantage is that I have lived, experienced and functioned in a world without internet and instant communication. I understand the need for the occasional digital detox, and often miss life without a smart phone. Additionally, I have the advantage that I belong to one of the first generations to be taught “computers” in school. As a result, I am comfortable working on a computer. In this blog post, I will examine the link between Slack, a social media and collaboration tool used in businesses, and higher levels of performance in the workplace.
Showing the human side of healthcare
Health Sciences North (HSN), a Northern Ontario hospital, is shining a light on the human side of healthcare as it reaching patients, hospital visitors, and the community at large. Located in Sudbury, Ontario, HSN has garnered Northern Ontario’s attention after the launch of their blog, Humans of HSN. Humans of HSN is an online blog modelled after the infamous Humans of New York, where pictures, videos and stories of HSN staff, volunteers and patients are shared. Each week, the blog features new stories of the many faces at HSN which are then shared across HSN’s social media networks. Doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals alike are sharing details of their lives outside of their hospital life. Whether talking about their personal passions, such as curling, or a once-in-a-lifetime family trip, patients and visitors of the hospital are given the opportunity to see beyond the person treating them.
Tesco Bets on Social – Launches Supplier Network
Organization Name : Tesco PLC Industry : Retail Web References : Tesco.com, uk.reuters.com, Tescoplc.com, theguardian.com, tescosuppliernetwork.com, supplychain247.com About Tesco Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer based in Cheshunt UK. Founded in 1919 by Jack Cohen as simple grocery stalls, this retail powerhouse now operates over 7800 retail storefronts and dot come sites under various banners in… Read more »
Red Lobster: “Sea’s” social media differently
Organization Name: Red Lobster Industry: Restaurant Web References: Red Lobster’s Facebook Page We live in a world where we’re all connected and information is exchanged faster than I could have typed this sentence. Social media is the new way of interacting and organizations need to be part of this world to stay relevant and build relationships by engaging with their customers…. Read more »
Social Media Goes Inside the Firewall
Organization: TD Bank Industry: Retail Banking (Canada) Web References: http://www.itworldcanada.com/article/td-goes-social-inside-the-firewall/45770 What happens when the behaviours and technologies of the social web start to permeate the insides of our organizations? In today’s culture there is no longer a clear line between using the social web for work and non-work activities. People are using social media tools 24/7. Have work places kept… Read more »
Using Socialtext to Mold IMM Into a Better Future
Organization Name: Industrial Mold & Machine Industry: Manufacturing Industry Name of Founder/CEO: Dave Kuhary Description of how social media is used for business performance: So far, my studies have taught me that social media can be used to engage employees and customers throughout business activities. It also is used to develop and enhance an organization’s product. Continuing forward, social media… Read more »
Turning “Likes” into “Take me home.”
Like any good relationship, it’s about getting to know each other. Look at your best friend and you can name all the reasons they still hold a special place in your life. Commonalities drew you together and keep you connected. Keeping it fresh is never difficult, new experiences with a trusted pal are always welcome. They are the foundation for… Read more »
Employee Engagement and Social Media At Best Buy
One of the key areas of interest for today’s companies is employee engagement. To make the most of today’s rightsized and restructured resource pools, companies are striving to achieve employee retention while maximizing the contributions of their select employee pools. The following excerpts are based on Canadian HR Reporter TV’s interview with Jennifer Rock, director of employee communications (U.S.) for… Read more »