At Spanning we are guided by our core values — HIFADO —Helpful, Innovative, Fun, Accountable, Driven, and Open.
With “helpful” as our leading core value, we work hard to live up to it in and outside of the office. Here’s a little about how we support a corporate culture that embraces others first.
Being there for our customers
At the heart of it, being helpful means that you are at the center of everything we do…from design and engineering to customer support, we exist to make SaaS data loss a non-event.
“We love building great products and new innovations, and we always start by focusing on what is most helpful to our customers.” – Mat Hamlin, VP of Products
And hearing that our products make your life better is what drives us to do better every day.
“The customer service is very impressive. Working with Spanning has been just magnificent.” – Thomas Erasmus, IT Manager, InZone Industries
Pitching in with the community
We take our social responsibility seriously and we’re engaging with the community in many creative ways.
Many of our engineers and product managers, for example, participate in local chapters of national organizations that seek to make technology more inclusive such as Girl Develop IT .
Another way we give back is by using our annual Salesforce community survey to help support Project Night Night. For every unique survey completed, Spanning committed to donate $10 to Project Night Night.
“When people talk about giving back, what’s sometimes forgotten is how good it feels to help those who need help most. I’m so proud to be part of the Spanning team, to live the “H” in HIFADO – and it felt AWESOME to present the donation to Project Night Night during Dreamforce ’17!” – Lori Witzel, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Spanning
Following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, Spanning matched employee donations to the Houston Food Bank and the Texas SPCA. Employees also collected clothing and supplies for the victims of the hurricane and a few volunteered to drive them to Houston.
“Being so close to those who were in need, the question wasn’t if we could help, but how.” – Andy Rouse, Spanning Backup for Office 365 Product Manager
A charitable organization many Spannites support locally in Austin is Meals on Wheels. A rotating group of about 20 volunteers manage a weekly shift started by Andrea Adams, VP of Engineering. The team has delivered more than 1,000 meals to families in need over the past two years. Two rotating members from different departments deliver meals to about 10 families a week.
“It’s a simple yet powerful way to give back to those in need and allows me the opportunity to see immediate results. It also provides a really rewarding way to spend time with my colleagues from other departments.” – Emily Hurn, Senior Marketing Manager
Along with helping our community and supporting nonprofits around the world and at home in Texas, we help keep nonprofit organizations’ data safe from loss and provide them with peace of mind. As a thank you, we offer qualified nonprofits a 25% discount.
How do you live your core corporate values in your organization? Please share in the comments.
About Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels Central Texas seeks to nourish and enrich the lives of the homebound and other people in need through programs that promote dignity and independent living. Meals on Wheels Central Texas is one of the largest meal-delivery organizations in the state, distributing 3,000 meals each business day to homebound older adults and people with disabilities. Our programs are provided free of charge and are designed to nourish and enrich the lives of the people we serve, allowing them to live at home with dignity and independence.
About Project Night Night
Did you know that one in 30 American children will face homelessness sometime this year? Every year, Project Night Night donates more than 25,000 Night Night Packages to homeless children 12 and younger. Night Night Packages contain a new security blanket, an age-appropriate children’s book, and a stuffed animal, all tucked inside a new canvas tote bag. By providing these “objects of reliable comfort,” Project Night Night reduces trauma for homeless children during times of upheaval, supporting their emotional and cognitive well-being.
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Spanning authored by Heather Malec. Read the original post at: https://spanning.com/blog/helpful-a-leading-core-value/