Beyond Profit Blog

Balancing consistency with innovation: Durable values are key to more than a century of success

August 19, 2021
CEO INTERVIEW

Cox Enterprises has pivoted and evolved its businesses for more than a century, but its story shows a rare constant: prioritization of care for its people and communities.  As a 2021 goBeyondProfit Champion Award winner there’s a lot for companies of all ages and stages to learn about this source of business strength, which Cox describes as “staying true to…

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The intersection of business’ greatest strength and Georgia’s greatest community needs

August 15, 2021
Expert Tactics

How have the past two years changed the landscape of societal needs and solutions for Georgia communities? What is the intersection of businesses’ greatest strength and Georgia’s greatest needs? goBeyondProfit turned to an expert to answer these questions. Current needs vs. agencies’ ability to address those needs The gaps business is best suited to help solve Most effective elements of…

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Speak up or stay silent about sensitive social issues? New research informs business leaders’ calculus

August 12, 2021
Expert Tactics

What was quite recently unthinkable in business leadership is commonly on leaders’ desks today. They’re being asked, encouraged and occasionally forced into making statements about sensitive social issues.  What, if any, stance to take and whether to respond publicly, post internally or stay altogether silent about issues has become a sensitive calculus that requires careful consideration across stakeholders. In goBeyondProfit’s…

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Complexity in the conversation around doing good

August 6, 2021
EXPERT TACTICS

As published in Atlanta Business Chronicle Leadership Trust on August 6, 2021. Tumultuous events time-stamp our past two years, such as the pandemic, societal upheaval, presidential election, environmental extremes, post-pandemic reentry and the latest around massive talent shifts and resignations. Exposure to all these issues has made it hard for individuals and businesses alike to go back to the way things…

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What Chief Executives need to get right, right now.

August 5, 2021
CEO INTERVIEW

Managing a business means assessing current threats and opportunities as well as working to position your company for future viability. As we emerge from the pandemic and continue to wrestle with the shared impacts, how do you assess what’s fleeting versus what’s an ongoing imperative? Is the whole conversation about “going beyond profit” just a trend? We turned to one…

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Do your Hiring Practices reflect your Corporate Character?

July 28, 2021
Expert Tactics

In goBeyondProfit’s recent survey of Georgia employed adults, 76% of respondents elevated equitable and inclusive culture as a high-value dimension of corporate character. For younger employees and employees of color, value in this element increased. Yet, in a simultaneous survey of Georgia senior executives, we found that less than half of the respondents have equity and inclusion initiatives underway. If…

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Creating a company culture that elevates employees’ passions

July 20, 2021
CEO INTERVIEW

What if 100% of your staff are encouraged to find their personal passion serving in the community? What’s the value in making this core to your company culture? And is it even attainable? That’s the status quo at a unique firm, Jabian Consulting, which has its flagship office in Atlanta. So, we sat down with Nigel Zelcer, Jabian’s co-founder and…

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The Role of Values in Winning the War for Young Talent

July 14, 2021
EXPERT TACTICS

As pundits are breathlessly talking about the “Great Resignation” wave upon us, all across Georgia businesses are struggling to hire on pace with their economic recovery.  Businesses need to fight the war for talent on every front from recruiting to retention. The complications of talent accessibility, location, training, pay and benefits are complex, but one thing is clear from recent…

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Georgia’s children are hurting. How can small business help?

July 8, 2021
Expert Tactics

A newly released report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation frames up a crisis today and major business risk for tomorrow. Georgia ranks 38th among the 50 states in overall child well-being, according to the Foundation’s 2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book. Are the children in your community eating plentiful, nutritious meals? Are they secure in their housing and basic needs so…

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Aligning values and the importance of strategic generosity

June 29, 2021
EXPERT TACTICS

Elizabeth Burdette, JDDirector of Client EngagementSignatureFD Giving can be, and is best experienced, when it is a joyful exercise and a fulfilling experience. And, just like all things that matter in life, it is best served with intention. This is called strategic generosity. In this way, generosity moves from being a transaction to a purposeful action that positively impacts both…

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