Porpoise is built around what we call challenges. A challenge usually has a goal and a corresponding metric and end date associated with it. Challenges follow the SMART goal framework, meaning they are specific, measurable attainable, realistic, and time bound. For example, a volunteering challenge could have a goal of achieving 10 hours of volunteerism in a 3 month period. This makes it easier for people to understand what they are working toward, and how they can contribute. Just one of the many contributing factors to our user-experience.
For International Volunteer Day we wanted to highlight a Porpoise client that has been going above and beyond in their community. When we met with Leading Edge Credit Union for the first time, one thing struck us immediately-as an organization they were investing a ton of their time (both personal and company time), and other resources back into the community.
After the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are over, there is a relatively new day that is become increasingly well known and supported: GivingTuesday. Just as the name states, it’s a day dedicated to giving. Around the world, GivingTuesday brings together non-profits, individuals, companies, and communities.
As companies grow and are required to hire more people, they expand geographically to tap into new markets, and source the best talent. In tech, we’re even seeing companies that are operating with entirely remote teams and no physical office space.
As a local business owner, John Gonzales has always believed in giving back to the community. His company, Rehab1, has raised thousands of dollars for worthy causes in the Greater Moncton Area. They’re using Porpoise to capture this impact and celebrate the great things they do as a company each and every day!
"We have always been extremely proud of the workplace culture that we have built at Rehab1 - it's everything we have always dreamed of: a team of engaged and positive people that want to do great things in the community, that want to support each other's goals and dreams, and that share the same values as Rehab1. Porpoise has become our go-to workplace app that we use solely to motivate each other, support each other, and work towards a common goal of being better people for ourselves and our community!!" - John Gonzales, Founder, Rehab1
This post originally appeared on Volunteermatch.org.
Similar to the way your customer experience is shaped by the interactions a customer has with your company, an employee experience is the journey an employee takes throughout their time with your company. Employee experience is shaped by every single interaction that occurs between the employee and the company — from recruiting to onboarding, training, growth, rewards, and exiting. Just like we design a customer experience, companies need to be intentional about how they design employee experience along the employee lifecycle.
Everybody sets goals, thats the easy part. The hard part is putting in the work to achieve those goals (Think new years resolutions). Other things take priority, we procrastinate, and sometimes, we just give up because of the amount of work involved in achieving the goal.
This is one of the most common challenges our clients face before working with us at Porpoise. HR and program managers often tell us that they aren’t seeing high enough participation rates within their volunteer initiatives. We have a few reasons why their programs might not be working, and we even have a solution!