Published: May 02, 2017
I participated in my first volunteer day through Kronos last Friday at the Lowell Career Academy. In partnership with Boston Cares, the largest volunteer agency in New England, a group of us from Kronos came together to help spruce up the school.
The Lowell Career Academy provides education in an alternative setting to students referred from Lowell High and other district schools. The Academy was recently transformed into a Full Service Community School, granting the ability to extend its services to adults and families in the neighborhood as well.
One of the things I love about working at Kronos is the GiveInspired culture fully supporting and encouraging employees to donate time towards meaningful causes like the Lowell Career Academy. Our team spent the day painting new classrooms, and it felt so rewarding to participate in creating a neater and more inspiring place for the students to learn. Kronos regularly makes opportunities like this possible, and I’m so proud to say I work for an organization that sponsors community outreach.
Volunteerism is an important element of employee engagement, which in turn, is critical to an organization’s success. Greater productivity, higher operating margins, and increased employee retention are all linked to having an engaged workforce. Kronos understands this connection as well as the importance of corporate responsibility and has done a great job making opportunities available for employees to get out there and make a difference. I experienced this personally on Friday.
Thank you, Kronos, for offering me and all of us who work here the chance to give back!