Growing Through Giving: The Benefits of Community Involvement
As a professional in the IT world, we know you are a hard-working, dedicated service provider. You care about your work, your co-workers, the clients you serve everyday, and of course, your family. At Blue Alliance we all strive to be the best version of ourselves and grow as human beings. Serving others in our communities in any variety of ways can help us become healthier and happier people. Serving is good for our minds and bodies, can help us connect with people outside of our work spheres, and can provide us with a bigger sense of purpose. We want happy, healthy team members, so Blue Alliance provides paid time off for us to step away and sharpen our saws. Please take advantage of this opportunity and see the difference it will make!
What is the Service Challenge 2024?
The Service Challenge is a year-long, corporate-wide program designed to encourage and challenge all of us within the Blue Alliance family of companies to utilize the Service Grant Hours (SGH) benefit we have all been gifted. Employees serving others on company time will make a huge difference – in the communities where we serve, in our own lives, and within the Blue Alliance family. By setting service goals, providing recognition and through sharing of our experiences, our hope is to eventually inspire all employees to fully utilize the gift we’ve been given – up to 40 hours of PTO each year to make a difference.
I am a busy person. How can I justify time away from work?
The Service Challenges invites you to make some time to step away from your computer, take a break from your day-to-day routine, and to get out and make a difference in your community. By getting out and serving others, you will be someone’s hero for the day while recharging your batteries. The time spent serving others will be well-invested! Not convinced? Click HERE.
What if I’ve never served before or can’t do 40 hours this year?
No worries. Everyone within our Blue Alliance in encouraged to register to participate in the Service Challenge – even if you have never participated in service or even if you think you can only use a portion of your SGH this year. There is no better time to get started, and giving some of your time is better than giving none of your time. And remember that I am here to help you connect to service experiences in your community. Just reach out and I will be happy to meet with you!
How Do I Participate?
- First, REGISTER to participate in the Service Challenge.
- Optional: REACH OUT if you need help finding a service activity that fits your interest.
- Then, when you are ready, REQUEST to use your SGH through Paycom.
- Finally, RECORD your serve hours each time you complete a service activity. This will help us keep track of the impact we are making.
Thanks for your participation in our Service Grant Challenge 2024. We look forward to serving with you and don’t hesitate to reach out to Todd Forman (firstname.lastname@example.org).