Community service has been a vital part of our company’s mission from the very beginning, and this year we’re taking things one step further.
Our Atlanta-based Corporate Social Responsibility Committee (CSRC) has set some ambitious goals for The Intersect Group (TIG). “We want to see at least 50 percent of our employees involved in some type of giving back this year,” says Casey Kennedy, CSRC chairperson. “Giving back to our community is so important to us, and it’s amazing how much we can accomplish as a team.”
TIG is planning to continue to support programs that focus on STEM education and ongoing training. For example, last Saturday, we hosted the first pilot of what will be a series of career development workshops. The workshop, “Excel Skills and Pivot Tables,” was well received by attendees. “It speaks volumes about the character and dedication of a company for the employees to give up their social fund to enhance the skills of others,” says Alfreda Cage Nixon, workshop attendee. “The class was very informative and administered at a pace that allowed each student the opportunity to ask questions and digest the information.”
The committee plans to offer more training sessions on varying topics in the near future. Focused on sharpening valuable workplace skills and preparing participants for success, the workshops will cover everything from technical skills to interview coaching and advice.
But it doesn’t stop there. We hope to expand our community service efforts to engage with more non-profit organizations in Atlanta and Dallas, empowering our employees to nominate causes and organizations that are important to them. The team is also working to implement a process for tracking volunteer hours, allowing us to recognize those employees who go above and beyond.
Interested in learning more? Stay tuned for more updates as our plans progress. In the meantime, click here to learn more about The Intersect Group’s ongoing commitment to community service.