Recent events have shown us that racism is still very much alive, and that people are hungry to make a difference — but many are unsure how. And employees, consumers and communities are looking to companies to lead the way and go beyond performative measures to drive change. So, how can companies take concrete action to address racism?
As you begin the challenging process of opening up your offices, stores and facilities, or bringing your people back from furlough, it will be critical to foster belonging, inclusion and cultural safety. There’s a strong correlation between a sense of belonging at work, and commitment and motivation.
Your employees may be feeling some stress and anxiety, so their wellbeing is likely your top priority as you work to ensure both your people and your business thrive.
Alexion encourages diversity of backgrounds and ideas. We genuinely care for and respect each other, working together as a high-performing team to deliver extraordinary results while embracing different perspectives.
Our commitment to gender and ethnic diversity extends to all ranks within our organization. Our executive team is majority female and represents multiple ethnicities. Similarly, more than half of all Alexion employees are female and represent a multitude of backgrounds.
How your employee relief fund and employee giving program can work together
As we all continue to grapple with the changes COVID-19 has brought to our lives and livelihoods, many people are struggling — and some of those people may be your employees. Many of Benevity's clients already have employee relief funds set up to help their people when unexpected circumstances arise — whether it’s an illness, injury or natural disaster. And just like we see in the wake of a hurricane or earthquake, right now your people likely fall into one of two categories: someone who needs support or someone who wants to support others.
Did you know that turnover is reduced by 57% for employees actively engaged in company giving and volunteering efforts? Benevity has made engaging your people easier with The Big Book of Goodness! Check it out for 25+ creative ideas to amplify your people’s efforts (and boost engagement!) all year long.