Xactly's third annual C.A.R.E. Week is going virtual. Discover how we're staying true to our core values, raising money for local causes, and serving our communities remotely.
Xactly’s Founder and CEO Chris Cabrera makes it clear that our company’s core values are not just a set of words chosen at random. He emphasizes just how important those values are to the way we do business in each and every all-hands meeting. He’s even willing to bet that you could ask any employee what our core values are, and they would easily list: Customer Focus, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence. His confidence in employees’ knowledge of our values emphasizes just how essential the concept of “C.A.R.E” is to us.
When Xactly was founded by Chris Cabrera fifteen years ago, he ensured that each of the core values selected were meaningful and contributed to building the vibrant culture in the company. That's why Xactly's C.A.R.E Week, an international, company-wide philanthropic initiative that culminates in the Global Day of Giving, is so important to us.
For the third year running, we’ve been able to take our values outside the walls of our global offices and put them into action. Of course, like everything else in 2020, this year’s C.A.R.E. Week is different and presents new challenges. Yet, despite these hurdles, I am incredibly proud of the event the team has planned, and anticipate that this will be a very successful week.
Below are Some of the Ways We’re Putting our C.A.R.E Values into Action:
This year, the XactlyOne Foundation will be collecting donations for two influential organizations that are making strides in solving some of the biggest challenges of our time: Doctors Without Borders, which provides life-saving medical care around the world, and Black Girls Code, which provides young and pre-teen girls of color opportunities to learn in-demand skills in technology and computer programming.
2. Virtual Volunteering
The week will culminate in a Global Day of Giving on Friday, August 14th, when employees are encouraged to partake in virtual or in-person volunteer projects where it is safe to do so. For the first time, all U.S. based employees will also have the option to purchase a KyndKit: a volunteer project that ships to their home, providing supplies they can use to perform an act of kindness and improve mental wellness for individuals in need.
3. Internal Affinity Groups
Xactly includes and welcomes people of different genders, ethnicities, faiths, sexual orientations, and other diverse backgrounds. There are huge benefits in meeting and inviting people from diverse backgrounds to join our company! One of the many things Xactly offers are affinity, or employee resource, groups to elevate our existing vibrant culture. Affinity groups are voluntary, employee-led initiatives that foster a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with our organization’s mission, values, goals, business practices, and objectives. During C.A.R.E Week, representatives from each of our affinity teams will share both the goals of each group and how employees can get involved.
4. Innovation Workshop
This workshop is a day focused on excellence. A group of Xactlians will be coming together for the third year running to identify new and innovative ideas to promote engagement, creativity, and innovation. Previous Innovation Workshops have resulted in new employee engagement activities, as well as diversity and inclusion initiatives and groups.
The need to come together as a company—and as a world—to care for our communities is greater than ever, despite the unique challenges impacting the way we bring this vision to life. We are incredibly proud of our commitment to service and philanthropy, and we are dedicated to continuing to find new opportunities to put our core values into practice not only during C.A.R.E. Week, but every week.