Companies That Care Day
Companies That Care Day is a holiday observed on the third Thursday in March and encourages employers to think more about the well-being of their employees. This means paying employees a living wage, not overworking them, and not exploiting them for the financial gain of the company.
All practices that have been quite common among many businesses in the U.S. and around the world. It’s also good practice for businesses to take the time to recognize the achievements of employees who have done an exceptional job for the company.
Unfortunately, far too many businesses fail to show their employees the respect they deserve, but perhaps this holiday will be able to change that going forward.
The History of Companies That Care Day
This holiday was created by a non-profit organization named the Center for Companies that Care. This organization is dedicated to advancing the well-being and treatment of employees by advocating for them and informing the public of what should be standard practices.
This organization encourages employers to be more socially responsible in the day-to-day operation of their business. Although we cannot uncover the exact date when this organization created this holiday, we know that it has been around for a few years now.
Observing Companies That Care Day
We like to think that this holiday can be observed in a number of different ways. Some employers may want to celebrate it by throwing an office party for their employees or holding a ceremony that recognizes the employees who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
It’s also a day for employees to spread awareness about employee rights. This can be done by networking with fellow employees or by spreading the word on social media using the hashtag #CompaniesThatCareDay. And companies can take the time to think about how their policies affect their employees and make an effort to change policies that affect employees negatively.