Being a boss is no easy feat. Leaders want to make sure they’re doing all they can for their employees. Research shows that 92% of human resource executives agree that contributing to a nonprofit can improve an employee’s leadership skills. This stat illustrates just how much leadership goes hand in hand with charity as it can directly affect a person’s career. Likewise, a study by Deloitte found that 61% of millennials who rarely or never volunteer still consider a company’s commitment to the community when making a decision on a potential job, therefore, it can affect an employer’s hiring rate as well. As the office is indubitably shaped by acts of humanity, Jeff Schneider, CEO of small private company in Bee Cave, TX, prioritizes making charity not only a part of his office, but also a part of his personal life.
“The volunteer rate declined by 0.4 percentage point to 24.9 percent for the year ending in September 2015.” cites the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. A majority of the citizens in the U.S. complete most of their community service in life for a high-school or college requirement. Typically, upon meeting the hour requirement, people move on and go back to their routines as they did before, but this is where Jeffry took a less-traveled path. Jeff didn’t cease volunteering after it stopped being required of him. Instead, without being required to, he made it part of his routine and continues to make time for it. He even volunteers with his employees. The staff participates in community service annually as part of their wellness. By working alongside a variety of companies such as the LifeWorks organization, Jeff Schneider is happily making a positive difference in other people’s lives in any way he can.
CEO Jeffry Schneider has this to say on LifeWorks, “LifeWorks enables the young people in Austin who are in crisis mode find a place to realize their potential and achieve their goals which usually includes a wellness regime.” It’s apparent that Schneider is proud to be part of the organization’s mission. Based in Austin, TX, LifeWorks has a mission rooted in helping people overcome the trauma and abuse that keeps them from enjoying a life full of good health and wellness. LifeWorks seeks to aid individuals who need help finding shelter and employment. The company also provides educational programs focused on teaching them the tools required to achieve the mental and physical health required to attain self-sufficiency. He affirms that any human has the power to help someone else and that these small changes in the present can lead to a better tomorrow. Despite having all the responsibilities of leading a company and leading a family, Jeffry Schneider continues to find time to put others before himself, a great example to many.