Giving Back When You Have Been Given Much

It’s not what you do, but why you do it.
— Simon Sinek

Guest post by Devra Andersen, Vuer #98

HireVue has been very fortunate. As a company, we currently work with over 500 clients, expect around $34 million in sales this year, and just received a funding round of $45 million. HireVue customers grow faster, are more profitable, and deliver awesome customer experiences by building and coaching the world’s best teams through our platform.

Even the word fortune doesn’t seem to be the right word to describe this company. This is my world every day and has been for the last 3 years and I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of it.

Until now.

Several months ago, our CEO Mark Newman made an announcement that instantly grew my love for this company even more than I could have imagined. Instead of having our annual summit where all HireVue team members gather in one place for a week, Mark asked that we do something different this year. 

 “Let’s all give back to our community.”

The instant ear-to-ear grin on my face at that moment was not only inspiration I have for this leader, but that my secret passion in life is community engagement. Of course as he asked for volunteers, my arm shot up straight in the air.

This was an incredible honor to help coordinate something so meaningful and impactful, and volunteer my time to help our company mobilize #hirevuecares. It seems only natural we could impact our communities as we do for our customers, in an equally positive and life-changing way.

The HireVue team rallied and joined various coordinate volunteer opportunities, setting up their own volunteer opportunity in their hometowns, even leading their region and other Vuers on their own volunteer mission.

Over the course of the last month and a half, Vuers spent precious time volunteering for the following organizations, just to name a few.

  • Ronald McDonald House /Primary Children’s Hospital
  • Utah Food Bank
  • Special Olympics of Utah
  • AIDS Foundation in Austin
  • Humane Society of Utah
  • Journeys The Road Home (Chicago)
  • Habitat for Humanity (NYC)
  • YWCA in Nashville
  • Urban Peak Drop (Denver)
  • LifeTown (Columbus)
  • Western Region Robotics Forum
  • Craft Lake City (a STEM event in Utah)

Each Vuer joined an organization that stands behind something very important to them. Just like Mark Newman, our CEO stood behind all of us in asking us to give time to our community.

We asked VueNation what this opportunity meant for them and they said it best with these quotes. 

We may have been the ones who painted the walls of Harlem’s premier senior center the color of the sun, but it was the seniors who truly brought the sunshine into our lives
Connecting with Vuers while also helping out in the community was impactful for all of us. We were able to experience a part of our town that needs help and provide assistance while also catching up.
What an amazing opportunity to gain a new perspective on life and continue to appreciate the little things that truly make our lives special. It was so fun to work with our team to bring meaning to and touch so many lives with a simple gesture.

This is just the beginning of our #hirevuecares campaign. Thank you to all who participated and stay tuned for more stories!

Want to work for a company that gives back? Check out our open positions at www.vuenation.com/careers

 

Devra Andersen, Professional Services Consultant with HireVue has 15+ years of project management and extensive experience in process design, building and demonstrating system optimization. As an integral part of the Professional Services team, - Devra Andersen implement's (implements) many of HireVue’s full range of customers, considering each customer’s unique implementation time frame, requirements and objectives while driving successful change and adoption. On a daily basis Devra Andersen engages with and influences organizations to support the delicate balance between customer program drivers and recognized successful practices, providing the optimal implementation experience. In addition, Devra obtained her Master’s in Community Leadership in 2012 from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. Social responsibility and Community Engagement is a passion of hers.