When it comes to organizational culture, TalentSpace contributor Lizz Pellet will often reference what is called "cultural congruence" - how an organization's mission and stated values are reflected in its policies, operations and programs. And of course, how it is reinforced through the actions of its people.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an area that makes a lot of sense as a corporate value and purpose. After all, giving back to the communities where our employees live and work benefits everyone.
At Halogen, corporate social responsibility is ingrained in our corporate culture. So much so, it's part of our mission statement. And this commitment to be socially responsible and a good corporate citizen is owned by the employees themselves.
My colleagues Matt and Neil have written about the importance of CSR from an employee engagement perspective, and from the lens of how your talent management programs can support CSR efforts.
As a team, we have a lot of fun through our fundraising
efforts (pun totally intended). But what makes us most proud is when we get to
hear of the impact of these efforts.
The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation (ORCF) was one of the charities our Ottawa employees have supported over the past year. To let us know how we made a difference, the ORCF made this video:
Being able to hear firsthand the impact of our fundraising efforts means so much to us, and reinforces how our employees' commitment to giving back has tangible results.
* Note: As the video shows, the ORCF is also a Halogen customer.