The team at Field works really hard to make a positive difference in the community. Over the years the team has found that the best ways to make an impact is to roll up their sleeves and volunteer.
Field promotes team member involvement by offering up to a week of paid time off for Team Members to volunteer at a Not-For-Profit organization. This paid time off is in addition to a Team Member’s paid vacation and paid holidays and supports the company’s commitment to community partnership.
“About 10 years ago, I started to travel with my family on a mission to Haiti for a week once a year and I found it very rewarding, “ said Field Chairman, Bill Derry. “ I thought, ‘Here I have this opportunity as the principal of a business to travel and serve, why don’t others have the chance to do that?’ So we decided to offer it as a benefit and allow others to volunteer while taking some time from work.”
For the past 8 years, Field has had 100% employee participation in giving financial support to the United Way, even as the team has nearly doubled in size during that time. Field also has numerous team members each year, who read to children through the United Way’s Page Turner Program. For the Field team it’s not about simply sending a check though, it’s about getting out there in the community and volunteering to help make a difference. Perhaps the best example of this is Field’s support of the Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity. During the summer of 2015, Field was the House Sponsor for a Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity home. Nearly every team member at Field volunteered their time and resources to help build a home for a family in need.
“We are very committed to community involvement not only as a company, but with our team members getting involved as well,” said Field HR Director, Tim Firm. “ It’s benefit designed to encourage our team members to get involved in the community and we believe this is a way to do it with no reservation about missing work or compensation or anything like that.”
Numerous team members lend their time, effort, and financial support to over 22 charities and nonprofit organizations of their own accord. Field regularly contributes to, and helps organize events for organizations like, the Rock River Valley Blood Center, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Rockford Meld, GiGi’s Playhouse, Carpenter’s Place and numerous others.
Making an impact in people’s lives is part of who Field is as a company, and improving people’s futures is woven into the very fabric of the culture at Field. Being able to make a difference in the lives of the people who live in the community is just a part of who Field is, and the volunteer benefit for the team members just helps to make it easier for the team to help make a difference.
Author: Christy Behnke | Marketing Coordinator