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Mar
19

Public Transportation

Even many rural areas offer public transportation, and there are several practices organizations can adopt to help employees and customers make better use of public transportation. Tips: Siting facilities within easy walking distance to bus stops and bike share and car share locations can make your site more accessible. Making sure your hours of operation […]

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Feb
12

Housing

For businesses, housing can be one of the biggest barriers to recruiting employees, and for many employees, the lack of affordable housing is a barrier to getting and keeping a job. Here are a few ways that employers have helped with employee housing: Tips: In hotels and inns, employers have offered temporary housing in unrented […]

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Feb
11

Finding & Cultivating New Talent – Resources

VBSR Fall Program 2018 Workshop Slides Employment in Recovery Employer Supports WC Employment in Recovery Equity Solutions Class in the Workplace & Microagressions Mondo Mediaworks – Managing the Millennial Workforce Leveraging a Co-Generational Workplace Guide to Inclusive Language Employer Resources The list below is a resource for employers to offer support for diverse employee groups. […]

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Feb
11

Supporting Communities – Resources

Links to information on supporting your community: B Impact Assessment A tool for measuring & managing your social & environmental impact. Common Good Vermont A “go-to” resource for Vermont nonprofits, sharing resources and skills and building partnerships. The Initiative for Local Capital The Vermont Community Loan Fund creates opportunities that lead to healthy communities and […]

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Feb
11

Transportation – Resources

Links to information on transportation: Bus Information Local and city-to-city bus information. Carbon Footprint Calculators myclimate.org epa.gov natureconservancy.org Carpools A site with information on the benefits of carpooling and ride-matching. E-Bikes Information on commuting with e-bikes, e-bike rebates, etc. Employer Resources Free commuter audits and info on vanpools and other free services. EV Charging Locations […]

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Feb
11

Greening Your Business – Resources

Links to information on greening your organization:   B Impact Assessment A tool for measuring & managing your social & environmental impact. Carbon Footprint Calculators myclimate.org epa.gov natureconservancy.org Composting How-To Department of Environmental Conservation How to recycle in Vermont. Efficiency Vermont Efficiency Vermont provides objective advice, technical services, and financial support to help you create […]

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Feb
07

Family Friendliness – Resources

Links to information on family friendly workplace practices: Balancing Pregnancy and Work Here are some helpful resources for balancing your pregnancy and work. Bright Futures Child Care Information System Help with finding child care options in your area and with financial support for child care. Change the Story A nonprofit working to align policy, program, and […]

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Feb
07

Employee Benefits – Resources

Links to information on employee benefits: Cafeteria Plan & Other Fringe Benefits Creative Workforce Solutions Offering innovative placement options to job seekers and employers, as well as information on tax incentives, accommodations, Invest EAP, training offsets and other services and workforce supports available to the business community. Discounts on Insurance and Services Many VBSR members offer […]

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Feb
07

Employees in Recovery – Resources

Links to information on recovery assistance: Employer Opioid Toolkit Employer toolkit created by the Chittenden County Opioid Alliance on hiring and supporting employees in recovery (helpful for employers in any region of the state). InvestEAP Vermont-based public and private non-profit collaborative that has offered comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services since 1986. EAP provides short-term […]

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Feb
07

Safety – Resources

Links to information on safety Vermont 2-1-1 A database with detailed descriptions of programs and services that are provided by local community groups, social service and health-related agencies, government organizations, and others. Vermont Dept. of Labor Offers penalty-free safety consultations. Workplaces for All A comprehensive site offering information on workplace harassment and discrimination, including education, […]

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