As businesses rebuild and plan for the future, we have an opportunity to chart a course that moves us “forward” toward a regenerative economy – one that is equitable, resilient, and sustainable. VBSR’s 30th Annual Conference will explore three themes: Anti-Racism Business Resiliency in the Era of COVID The Climate Crisis This full-day virtual […]
Supporting your community is a great way for to build relationships with your community and help employees feel proud of their organization. Community support can also increase brand visibility and customer loyalty – some studies have shown that certain consumers and organizations seek out brands that support communities or causes. Many organizations involve employee teams […]
Supporting the needs of employees with dependents can provide greater work/life integration, alleviate stress and help your employees focus on their work. The benefits can also help your organization with attracting and keeping employees, and they can range from something as simple as providing helpful materials or resources to in-house facilities. It’s helpful to remember […]
In rural Vermont, transportation has been a long-standing challenge for many employees. Helping employees with transportation needs can attract and retain workers while reducing gas emissions and community, traffic and road impact. Transportation, mostly cars and trucks, accounts for 43% of Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions. Employer assistance can include transportation for daily commuting, meetings, conferences, and/or […]
Your community supports your organization in a number of ways – from purchasing your products or services to providing needed infrastructure, capital or employees, to less tangible benefits. The people in your community are stakeholders in your organization and may be neighbors, customers, competitors, investors, etc., all supporting your organization and deserving your support in […]
Investing in family-friendly business practices helps improve your workforce productivity and your company’s ability to attract, motivate, and retain employees. A sustainable organization culture addresses the needs and values of employees, their families and their work/life balance.
A solid benefits package can help attract and retain employees and increase job satisfaction and productivity. Some benefits cost more than others, and some may fit your workforce’s needs better than others. It’s wise to review your benefits package regularly, to make sure you’re aware of new offerings and to ensure that employees’ needs are […]