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.