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    • TalentFirst | 2015 Inclusion Interview Reports

      Company Level: Any SizeType: Informational and Implementation

      The purpose of this report is to educate TalentFirst member companies and the West Michigan employer community on effective strategies used by local companies to attract and retain diverse talent. The interviews, focus groups, and survey were centered on gender, race, ethnicity, family structure, and veteran inclusion. The strategies and recommendations are based on the results of these interviews as well as other data collected.

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      • getting started
      • diversity plans
      • organizational values
      • best practices
      • community engagement
      • recruitment
      • retention
      • strategic planning
      • employee resource groups
      • onboarding
      • mentoring
      • employee benefits
      • employee development
      • supplier diversity
      • education and training
    • Anchor Mission Playbook

      Company Level: Large employer (over 1000 total employees)Type: Informational

      This guide explains how large businesses or institutions, referred to as "anchor institutions," can best serve their communities by aligning their resources. This guide was developed through research carried out for Rush University Medical Center and is most applicable for organizations such as hospitals, health care systems, and universities. 

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      • non-profits
      • anchor institutions
      • community engagement
    • Miller Johnson Attorneys | Diversity + Inclusion Report, 2018

      Company Level: Any SizeType: Informational

      This report highlights Miller Johnson’s mission, D&I committee, key statistics,  partnerships, and community engagement.

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    • Inner City Insights | Anchor Institutions and Urban Economic Development: From Community Benefit to Shared Value

      Company Level: Large employer (over 1000 total employees)Type: Informational and Implementation

      Anchor institutions, such as hospitals, universities, arts and cultural institutions and sports venues, occupy a unique and influential place in America’s inner cities.1 In 66 of the 100 largest inner cities, an anchor is the largest employer. They hold significant investments in real estate and social capital, making it extremely difficult for them to pull up stakes and leave. Anchors can create shared value by embracing their inter-dependencies with their neighborhoods and strategically including community impact in their business strategy.

      There are seven capacities in which anchors typically interact with their communities: as a provider of products or services; real estate developer; purchaser; employer; workforce developer; cluster anchor; and community infrastructure builder. In each capacity, the anchor drives value for itself and its community. When the anchor deploys all of these capacities strategically, using the lens of shared value to make all of its decisions, it achieves the greatest economic and social impact on its community

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      • community
      • social impact
      • anchor institutions