In an evolving corporate atmosphere where more businesses are becoming aware of the importance of giving back to their communities, Sailormen, Inc., a Popeye’s franchise, has succeeded in encouraging their employees and local community to join them in their philanthropic endeavors. Mike Reineri, Chief Operating Officer of Sailormen, Inc., oversees the company’s charity coupon program and was kind enough to share more information with us about the company’s inspiring efforts.
For Orlando-based Tex-Mex restaurant chain Tijuana Flats, employee engagement and strong brand values coexist in a way that benefits more than just their bottom line. The beloved restaurant chain with over 120 locations and 4,500 employees across the Southeastern U.S. has discovered a recipe for success when it comes to connecting with employees in meaningful ways.
In today’s cutthroat business environment where millennials are job hopping every few years, people are putting a focus on company culture. In fact, Adam Grant, B-School professor at Wharton, says investing in building a culture of givers is the single most important thing you can do to ensure your success.
There are many companies today that have a heart to give back to the community, but aren't sure where they should start. The process can be daunting, and you might be wondering if engaging their employees in giving would yield productive results. We checked in with a company who not only gets involved with their local community, but also effectively unites the office through philanthropy, to see how they began this process of giving and how it's affected the company culture. Matt Hanson, founder and president of The Centennial Group, serves as a shining example of how to implement philanthropy in the workplace.
Having leaders who are committed to a generous vision can have an extremely positive impact on employees at your company. Research shows that employees want to be able to focus on activities that benefit their community, rather than limiting themselves to monotonous office-related work.
When Lisa Varga started Phoenix Energy Technologies 12 years ago, she was motivated by a desire to establish a company that was as focused on the bottom line as it was on nurturing and investing in its employees. The Irvine, CA based company was recently acquired by the leading energy corporation Duke Energy and has been voted one of the Best Places to Work in Orange County. Needless to say, Varga seems to have accomplished both ends with her growing company of 75 employees.
Leadership coach JoAnn Corley has over 20 years of experience working with companies, helping them align employee behavior to business process and strategy. According to JoAnn, fulfilling an effective leadership role can be a huge indicator of a company’s success, as well as employee satisfaction.
Ronald Blue & Co. is not just a financial planning firm, they are a “financial peace of mind firm” – they strive to leave their clients feeling no conflict, anxiety, or fear when it comes to money. The company provides comprehensive financial planning, investment management, and estate planning services for individuals, multi-generational families, and professional athletes all with one goal in mind: empowering their clients to live enriched lives.
Keeping employees motivated and engaged is becoming a top priority for business leaders. Gold Acceptance is just one example. The Orange County-based financial company is led by a vision and set of core values that emphasize employee engagement and a positive workplace culture.