Monday, February 18, 2013

At some companies, do well by going good

Anita Bruzzese, Gannett, says banks have taken the lead in trying to connect with the community to make up for the bad rep they got from the financial mess.

This keeps workers happy and engaged, too.

One bank, Umpqua Bank, Roseburg, OR, is proud of its corporate culture. They say they are transparent with their employees (a new word for honest) when facing challenges.

They also have a huge volunteer program the employees love. They pay full-time workers for 40 hrs of community service a year, and part-time workers for 20.

They have a 93% participation rate in that program.

They also have morning games and motivational meetings. They actively find people who like this.

How would you feel?

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