A+E Networks' Mission to Honor Focuses on Veterans

As part of its largest corporate social responsibility effort, Mission to Honor, A+E Networks developed 70 pieces of content, organized over 2,500 Take a Veteran to School Day events, partnered with 15 veterans organizations and helped transition veterans into the civilian workforce.  The company elevated the stories of those who have served, provided concrete support for those in need and mobilized our nation to thank and salute military veterans. 

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Comcast NBCUnites Touches Lives of 140,000  

In 2019 Comcast NBCUnites was launched as a volunteering and social impact program created to support the communities where employees live and work via a variety of causes. In the first year, more than 14,000 employees contributed over 37,000 hours of service to touch the lives of 140,000 individuals around the globe. This tremendous effort earned Comcast NBCUnites a 2020 Social Impact Award.

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Christine Calandros Earns 2020 Aspiring HR Leader Award

Before the pandemic hit, Christine Calandros, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing Recruitment for Charter Communications, was already hard at work implementing virtual recruiting tactics. Her innovative approach to recruiting earned the respect of her team of over 80 recruiters and led them to achieve unprecedented results including 15,000+ hires in 2019. It also netted her the honor of being the 2020 Aspiring HR Leader.

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ESPN's 40,000 Acts of Service

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, ESPN set a goal to have employees provide 40,000 acts of service in their local communities. The program not only empowered employees, it shifted their perceptions on how they can serve others to create positive change, big and small, in their communities. Ultimately, ESPN employees across 14 office locations generated over 80,000 acts.

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Be Consistent in Enforcing Anti-Harassment Policies

According to a report issued earlier this year by The Hollywood Commission, only 28% of respondents who allegedly experienced sexual harassment reported it to their employers. In this article, Daphne Pierre Bishop, J.D., AWI-CH, Partner at CDF Labor Law LLP identifies three important steps that companies can take to further reduce the prevalence of workplace harassment.

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How Events in 2020 Are Impacting Social Citizenship

If you missed the December 10 webinar, you can view the webinar at your leisure at www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfOsu3KHi8s. During the 60-minute program, four industry experts share their passion for social good and insight into their companies' award-winning corporate social responsibility efforts. Their discussion also includes how the pandemic and racial justice movement have impacted their efforts. Special thanks to our panelists: Jessica Clancy, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at NBCUniversal; Kimberly Gilmore, Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at A+E Networks; Rahman Khan, Vice President of Community Impact at Charter Communications; and Kevin Martinez, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship at ESPN.

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Charter Communications’ corporate social responsibility program, Spectrum Housing Assist, achieved a noteworthy milestone in October 2020: providing critical house repairs to 50,000 low-income homeowners living in deteriorating homes. The program earned Charter the 2019 Social Impact Award. We applaud Charter and its employees for making a difference across the country!  

AMC Networks hired its first Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer: Aisha Thomas-Petit (pictured left), formerly of ADP. We welcome Aisha to the industry’s HR community! Read More  

A warm welcome to our newest C2HR member: Complex Networks! Check out our growing list of member companies here.

Several HR leaders were honored in the Cablefax 2020 Most Powerful Women and we congratulate each of them! In this unprecedented year, these incredible women led, adapted, innovated and thrived.  

A picture containing text    Description automatically generatedKaren Bennett, EVP & Chief People Officer,
Cox Communications
 

Jennifer Caserta, Chief Transformation & People Officer,
AMC Networks
 

Italia Commisso-Weinand, EVP, Programming & HR,
Mediacom Communications
 

Rhonda Crichlow, SVP & Chief Diversity Officer,
Charter Communications
 

Johnita Due, SVP & Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer,
WarnerMedia News and Sports
 

Christy Haubegger, EVP, Chief Enterprise Inclusion Officer,
WarnerMedia
 

Adria Alpert Romm, Chief People & Culture Officer,
Discovery Inc.
 

Marva Smalls, EVP, Global Head of Inclusion,
ViacomCBS
 

Dalila Wilson-Scott, EVP & Chief Diversity Officer,
Comcast