Social

We are committed to developing and caring for our employees, as well as our communities and the environment.

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Social SUSTAINABILITY

Schurz Communications Foundation, Inc.

Schurz sponsors a Foundation to aid with capital and endowment campaigns for non-profit organizations in the local community of our corporate office in St. Joseph County, Indiana. In 2024, we will begin expanding the Foundation’s reach to support the communities we serve at our local properties. Most of the Foundation’s efforts focus on the areas of education, the arts, and human services.

 

RECENT GRANT RECIPIENTS INCLUDE:

  • Beacon Children’s Hospital
  • Bethel College: Nursing School Labs
  • Boy Scouts
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County
  • The History Museum
  • Girl Scouts
  • Hospice Foundation: Crossroads Campaign
  • IUSB: Judd Leighton Foundation Challenge
  • LOGAN Center
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • The Salvation Army Kroc Center
  • South Bend City Church
  • Transformation Ministries
  • United Way: Covid-19 Response Fund
  • Youth Service Bureau: Campus Capital Campaign
  • YWCA

Employee Benefits

We take care of our employees by providing a comprehensive benefits package inclusive of support and resources to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our competitive benefits package includes premium medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their families, company contributions to each participant’s personal Health Savings Account (HSA), generous paid time off, 401k with company match, paid parental leave for mothers and fathers, company paid short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, and more!

Employee Well-Being

Research has shown self-care helps manage stress and promotes happiness. To promote self-care, Schurz offers valuable resources to help employees on their own personal well-being journeys. As an example, we offer employees and dependents enrolled in our medical plans Omada, a personalized program designed to help people reach their health goals—whether that is losing weight, lowering blood pressure, or staying on top of type 2 diabetes. We also offer TELUS Health’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and AbilitiCBT to help support employees and their dependents with mental, financial, physical, and emotional well-being. Quarterly, the company offers wellness themed informational webinars. Ensuring our employees have the resources and information they need to support them, and their family’s well-being is a priority.

Talent Development

We believe in a culture of learning and continuous growth and development for our employees, both professionally and personally. We offer a variety of training and development opportunities including unlimited access to over 2,000 online courses, personalized leadership training and development, job specific certificate and degree programs, and more.

Flexibility At Work

A flexible work environment supports a mixture of onsite work due to technological or customer facing requirements and remote as business needs require. Our Flexibility at Work guidelines seek to provide a framework for adhering to our values and guiding principles while communicating expectations to our employees.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

People and ideas matter to us. We support a culture where each of our differences is valued. We treat each other with honesty and fairness, supporting a work environment where anyone from any background feels a sense of belonging, is respected, valued, and can enjoy a rewarding career. Our Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce is a team of employees that are committed to celebrating the unique perspective of all. The Taskforce’ goal is to solicit feedback from employees to create educational and enlightening opportunities. We want our employees to have multiple opportunities throughout the year to challenge assumptions and foster a culture of valuing differences. These commitments create a more respectful work environment and a sense of belonging for all.

BETTER TOGETHER

Our Diversity & Inclusion Pledge is a commitment to a culture of diversity and inclusion.

I promise to educate myself and others to foster a community that treats every person with dignity and respect while creating a sense of belonging within those around me.

Schurz Communications, Inc. and its subsidiaries are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion.

I will value differences

I will examine my assumptions.

I will seek out those different from me.

I will solicit feedback from new people.

I will stand up for those who are discriminated against.

I will keep an open mind.

I will educate myself on differences.

I will challenge assumptions openly. (not in the meeting, after the meeting)

TALENT

Schurz Communications, Inc., and its subsidiaries take pride in our robust workforce, comprising over five hundred skilled professionals based in the United States, Romania, and the United Kingdom. Actively managing our operations, we vigilantly monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to ensure operational efficiency and strive to maintain performance levels consistently above benchmarks. This commitment to excellence has resulted in impressive data points, such as a steady increase in our Employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS). Our team collaborates seamlessly to achieve milestones, reflecting our dedication to delivering exceptional results.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

The comany sponsors a “Day of Giving” volunteer program is to support our employees’ volunteer activities that enhance and serve the communities in which we live and work, support communities that are impacted by disasters, and/or address issues that impact quality of life. The intention of this program is to create community engagement opportunities for employees that are meaningful, purposeful and help those in need. At the same time, our company recognizes that participating in these activities will also enrich and inspire the lives of our employees. All regular full-time employees are eligible for one day per calendar year of paid volunteer time with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Innovation Funds

Schurz sponsors local innovation funds at multiple subsidiaries to provide investment dollars to local startup companies to support, sustain, and grow businesses in the community. The innovation funds are used for investments in flexible structures allocated across a mix of startups and more established growth companies. Each fund has an Advisory Committee including local business leaders. The Committee will review applications and make the investments. Investment criteria based on viability, potential, growth and return characteristics that would create jobs in the local community and benefit the most from local expertise and the local infrastructure. Consideration is given to women, people of color, people with disabilities, community contributors and members of other minority groups who have met basic investment criteria, as well as businesses that support those groups.

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