What does it mean to be successful at work? And what does success mean to a company? The answers to both of these questions are evolving, and yet they’re more connected than ever.
Our personal views of being successful at work are shifting away from being able to buy a gold watch and fancy car toward having work-life balance and feeling a sense of purpose at work. In other words, particularly for millennials, we’re not just working for money — we’re working for meaning.
Finding top talent is challenging. Many business leaders are struggling to attract and retain talented employees. Motivating millennial workforces is another obstacle leaders continue to encounter. What’s the solution? Incentive travel rewards employees for meeting performance objectives or recognizes them for years of company loyalty. Businesses who offer travel experiences as a new work-perk are being rewarded with teams that are highly engaged and more satisfied.
We are excited to announce a collaboration with Pivot Journeys, an organization that offers experiences for career growth and development. Both Venture with Impact and Pivot Journeys strongly believe that international travel can have a positive impact on your career, whether you are negotiating your role or trying to figure out what comes next. With that in mind, we are sharing an inspiring post by Pivot Journeys, "How Travel Fuels your Career". So pack your laptop to work and travel inspired by the world around you. Your career will thank you!
Today we're highlighting the work of our past Trujillo, Peru program volunteer Shannon Sanzone and looking at the positive social impacts she's helped to generate on both local and global levels.
Espaanglisch is a non-profit organization with a vision to reduce the education inequality gaps, and to increase opportunities for underprivileged children through the teaching of languages with the primary focus in English.
Meet Jenna VanLooven. Jenna has never lived abroad, and excited to finally get an opportunity to do so. Jenna is lucky enough to have a job that allows her to work from anywhere with internet, so she didn't have to convince her boss to work remotely! She is finally at a point in her life that is allowing her to participate in this wonderful volunteer experience. Jenna is most excited to learn something new and give back to the community. Continue reading to learn more about Jenna!
Meet Ali Al Herz. She is a Saudi Arabia native who went to school in the United States and loves to travel. Ali is passionate about helping people and looking forward to putting her engineering skills and knowledge to use by helping others. She is currently looking for a new job, and thought this would be the perfect opportunity while waiting! Continue reading to learn more about Ali.
Looking for a way to convince your boss to let you participate in Venture with Impact? Read this open letter, customizable to any boss, to help you formulate your own letter to send to your boss about getting involved!
Make your employer as psyched as you are for Venture with Impact.
You are about to embark on an incredible adventure. Venture with Impact can be just as valuable for your employer as it is for you. We want to help you convince them with these tips. Once you've thought through your pitch, we recommend creating a written business case and communicating your case
Peru Pilot Program Participants - try saying that five times fast! The following participants are doing a two month pilot program in Trujillo, Peru where they will be working remotely and volunteering. Continue reading to find out more about these inspiring participants!