It's time for a new edition of Job Stories where we help companies to promote their workplace culture and hiring needs. Today's job story Q&A is with Benevity, Inc.
What does Benevity do?
Benevity is a rapidly growing software company and social enterprise that creates technology to power responsible business. We help companies embed giving into their daily practices, engage their people, increase community impact, and ensure that donations reach their supported charities more efficiently.
What does the software do?
Listen to their Director of Talent Anette Ceraficki describe their software solution.
Where is the company located?
We are headquartered in Calgary, and have offices in Victoria, Toronto and sales locations throughout the United States and Canada.
What types of jobs are you looking to fill right now?
Many of the key roles are are looking to fill right now are either involved with building our technology or working with clients. Technology related roles are about web application or platform development, quality assurance or project management.
What types of skills must you have to qualify for these jobs?
Our Web Application Developers must have strong PHP and Drupal skills and our Platform developers must have excellent Java skills. Also, we are an Agile environment, so folks will ideally have had that experience before. For these roles, and all our roles, we need folks to have had experience working in a rapidly growing technology and great problem solving ability, as well as a passion for our mission.
How Many Employees Will You Hire This Year?
Listen to their Director of Talent Anette Ceraficki describe their 2016 hiring plans.
How do candidates impress your recruiters?
Having excellent skills and a collaborative mindset, as well as the ability to work in a sometimes ambiguous environment. We hire dreamers and doers – so, a real interest in making the world a better place, coupled with a results orientation.
What are the core benefits new employees can expect?
Flexible work environment, stunning colleagues, excellent health and dental plans, support and opportunities for ongoing development, stock options, three weeks vacation, standing desks, workplace giving program, monthly “mindful Mondays” meditation, free fruit snacks on Wednesdays, rooftop patio, annual bonus program, BCorp status and company wide theme lunch once a month.
What’s unique about working at Benevity?
We are a certified Bcorp, for one. As a for-profit company we have social sustainability and environmental goals which mean we do things a little differently, and many people who apply for roles with us value that we work a little harder to be a great place to work and also to do good in our community.
What would people be surprised to learn about the culture there?
A lot of people are very surprised to learn about our amazing, iconic clients. If you use a computer or smartphone, if you use software, if you use insurance or shop, chances are you know of our Fortune 1000 clients. We love the exciting, wonderful challenge of partnering with our clients and helping them meet their goals of increasing their community impact and engaging their employees.
Why should someone consider working there?
Benevity really is a great place to work. The people here are amazing, committed and talented and we all love working at a company where we know the work we do makes a real difference.
How can people apply?
Just visit www.benevity.com/careers and be sure to follow us on social media.
What happens after someone applies?
Hear about their hiring process.
Check out some company pics.
This job story is a sponsored post by Benevity, Inc.