Nationwide Employees Commit to Action to End Racism

Hundreds of Nationwide employees gathered Friday outside Nationwide Arena and thousands more joined them online to mourn the death of George Floyd and commit to collectively and individually taking action to fight for racial equality.

“As national protests have galvanized people across the country and beyond, the goal of this rally was to remember, to take action and to chart a path forward that will eliminate racism and discrimination in our country forever,” said Gale King, Nationwide’s chief administrative officer.

Most in the crowd wore black in show of solidarity. Face masks were required for all in the crowd.

“It really makes me feel good to see the Nationwide family getting together,” said Vinita Clements, who works in human resources at Nationwide. “Here we have the freedom to talk with one another and ask the tough questions.”

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Adding Investments to Fight Racism

Reasserting its commitment to justice and equality, Nationwide is making additional investments to combat racism and promote economic empowerment.  On top of its existing efforts, the company is announcing a $1 million, multi-year commitment to support local and national programs dedicated to fostering social justice.

The multi-year commitment on criminal justice efforts is in addition to Nationwide’s significant and long-held commitments to support diversity initiatives aimed at addressing economic empowerment, education and housing—all core issues at the heart of systemic racism.

“At Nationwide, we believe that racism in any shape or form is unacceptable and runs counter to our core values,” said Kirt Walker, Nationwide Chief Executive Officer. “Today, we are making it clear that we are committed to taking action to promote social equity and justice.”

The company is making an additional $1 million in contributions to social justice organizations, with funds being directed to:

  • The National Association for
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How Long to Keep Documents

Paperwork. It’s not the most exciting part of life, but putting a little work in up front to keep important documents organized and accessible can save a lot of hassle when you need to access them.

But how long do you really need to keep documents? This guide will explain how long to keep your documents, from tax returns to personal records, and offer suggestions for how to safely store and eventually dispose of them.

Keep for 1-3 months

Some paperwork has a short shelf life. When considering how to long to keep utility bills or how to long to keep credit card statements, if your instincts tell you “not very long,” you’re right. Short-term transactions merit short-term storage, and once the payment on a bill clears, it’s typically safe to shred it.[1]

Hang on the following documents for roughly 1-3 months:

  • Utility bills
  • Credit card/debit card receipts
  • ATM
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Top 4 Employee Benefits Millennials Look For in a Workplace

Millennials, generally those born between 1981 and 1996, face a much different working environment than previous generations did.[1] They’re also now the largest segment of employed people in the United States, and by 2020, they’re expected to make up 50{2a3e680f1439d15db2efa1f6e7ed882a5847e72ec9baddde754e69dd847cc2fd} of the workforce.[2]

If your company has millennial employees, or if you’re anticipating hiring fresh talent from this generation as workplace demographics shift, it’s important to better understand the perks that attract this group. Here’s a look into the most important benefits for millennials.

1. Flexible work schedule

According to Forbes, “35{2a3e680f1439d15db2efa1f6e7ed882a5847e72ec9baddde754e69dd847cc2fd} of millennials say they value schedule flexibility over pay.”[3] They’re interested in cultivating a work-life balance that allows them more time to focus on their personal interests, in addition to doing fulfilling work at their jobs. Flexibility means you as an employer may provide more freedom in how your employees can prioritize their time.

Flexible

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A message from CEO Kirt Walker

I spent a good deal of time reflecting on current events over the weekend. I thought about our Nationwide values, how valuing people is intentionally at the top of the list. I thought about our caring culture and how proud I am of the strides we’ve made in cultivating a diverse and inclusive work environment. I also thought about the journey ahead, and how it’s imperative that we continue to make progress – both within Nationwide and outside our walls.

The past week has been filled with significant emotion  We are saddened, angry and concerned by the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and we send our deepest condolences to his family for their loss. We’re alarmed about the destruction in our communities. We are struggling to make sense of everything and determine what we can do to be a force for good and affect change.

The images we … Read more