Leighanne’s keynote underlined the idea that companies dedicated to the greater good are also companies where people want to work, invest, and partner. It’s no accident that some of the world’s top-performing companies lead many “best places to work” lists. By considering company values and the impact we have on customers and communities at large, we can inspire employees to take action.
While leaders must actively encourage their employees to give their time and expertise to worthy causes, technology can make the process easier by enabling volunteer opportunities. For example, at Workday we use a tool called Benevity, which drives our Giving & Doing efforts by enabling our employees to track their volunteer hours, create a community service opportunity, or make a donation.
For me, the best part about attending an industry conference like HR Tech World is exchanging ideas with my peers. While we may represent different companies, we all believe in helping one another work towards a better, more rewarding experience for our employees. We enjoyed being a part of the first HR Tech World in the U.S. and look forward to attending sister events in EMEA later this year.