Each year, ISE team members have 40 hours allocated to them for Growth and Development activities. In the past I've used this time to take on-line classes, obtain various Agile certifications, and attend conferences. This program is a great benefit to our team members, and in turn, grows ISE's strengths and capabilities.
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As we head into the holiday season, we’ll be taking a little time off from blogging. But don’t worry, we’ll be back in 2020 with more posts!
Founded in 2014, the charter of ISE's Philanthropy Committee is to unite ISE to give back to the community. Each year the committee plans about one event per quarter focused on different charitable organizations within the community.
Recently I was talking to my daughter, an Iowa State materials engineering student, about her internship options. She was interested in a particular engineering design firm because they specialize in sustainable designs. I was surprised to hear that this was one of her major considerations. A quick Google search showed that going green is one way to attract and retain talent, especially Millennials. One study showed that 64% of Millennials consider a business’ social and environmental commitments when deciding where to work.