In my many years of working in corporate America, I have seen people find themselves unengaged in their work. They have a great position with a nice paycheck, but no fulfillment at the end of the day. To them, their work seems meaningless.
However, working for Goodwill TalentBridge, a part of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago, I get to see the positive impact we have firsthand on the lives of individuals we serve in the community.
We are a full-service staffing and recruitment firm, and the revenue we generate, along with other divisions in our company, help to fund Goodwill’s mission to provide training and supportive services for people with disabilities or disadvantages. I partner with great organizations, looking to fill positions and meet their business objectives, but who also believe in our mission and see the value of being a part of the Goodwill mission through the work they give to Goodwill TalentBridge.
I’ll never regret my tenure working in the corporate world because I’ve learned so much. It’s great to see how Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has grown in just the last five years. We’re seeing companies that want us to partner with them to create a more diverse workforce by including people with disabilities and disadvantages, which can be an untapped employment group that can richly enhance a company workforce. We at Goodwill TalentBridge are excited to be a part of it.
Seeing is believing and working for a non-profit makes me realize how truly blessed I am to see our mission at work each and every day. I definitely know my work is meaningful and makes a difference.
Engage your head and your heart with the passion of work.