Ever hear people say they wish they had time to get involved in their community, to volunteer on some cause they care about, but they're just too consumed by work? That's not a problem at global healthcare consulting firm Advisory Board.
The company has an ethic for community service that goes beyond just encouraging employees to get involved in outside interests—it gives workers 10 paid hours a month to do volunteer work. It's one thing to encourage employees to volunteer outside of work, says Chairman and CEO Robert Musslewhite, "it's another thing when we say, 'We really want you to take your 10 hours and go out into the community.' " And the company will pay for it. "We walk the talk," Musslewhite says.
Advisory Board boasts its employees provided more than 75,000 hours of skills-based volunteering the past couple of years. The company also gets employees involved in its own service and pro bono work, which has provided community healthcare at clinics in underserved areas and donated more than $100 million in goods and services.
Advisory Board is the only company in the large supplier category on Modern Healthcare's list of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2016 and No. 90 overall.