uBack co-founder Kaitlin Reimann has some big news to share this week, so we’re passing her the mic this week so she can share all the details. Take it away, Kaitlin:
Employee engagement has become a business buzzword — a phrase often thrown around in meetings, but not clearly achieved in most companies. In Harvard Business Review’s “Why the Millions We Spend on Employee Engagement Buys Us So Little”, Jacob Morgan explains that companies are spending too much on employee engagement with minimal return. As a result, they are missing out on real impact when it comes to their workforce.
Employee giving is often an under-reported and under-capitalized component of a company’s corporate social responsibility efforts. When you look at the logistics, you start to understand why.
Many companies are still relying on traditional paper processes to execute their employee giving campaigns. Add to that the need to coordinate hundreds of team members, nonprofit partners, payment systems and the corporate match, and an employee giving campaign can get overwhelming quick.
On March 8, International Women’s Day, we saw the world rally behind women. The theme was #BeBoldForChange, specifically the kind of change that will “help forge a better working world — a more inclusive, gender-equal world.”
Data shows employee giving campaigns can help improve overall employee engagement and retention and can be a key differentiator that keeps top talent.
For the sixth year in a row, donations from Microsoft employees have topped $100 million dollars. The company credits its leadership's focus on giving back as well as its new Microsoft Philanthropies organization for the record-breaking effort. Karen Bergin, director of employee engagement for Microsoft Philanthropies, tells Geek Wire in this article, “It’s fair to say the culture of giving is very much part of our DNA.” (You can read more about Microsoft’s efforts here.)
This time last week, we were on stage pitching to a global audience at Startup Grind.It was a whirlwind, to say the least — between the 16-hour days, the cross-country travel, the TV interviews and the hundreds of business cards that changed hands.
Did you know that a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) can make your workforce more productive?
There’s a stunning statistic we’d like to share with you.
Exciting news! uBack has been named one of 50 companies in the Startup Grind Global Program, which is hosting its annual conference next week in Redwood City, Calif. It's an impressive group of startups, and we are thrilled to showcase our company on a global stage.