WHY SOCIAL IMPACT?
Career success is no longer defined only by how much you make but also by how much impact you have. More professionals are choosing their jobs by the impact they can have on the world. 30% of millennials identify meaningful work as the single most important factor for a successful career.All our job descriptions require a short impact statement to appeal to the job seeker’s search for meaning. The statement speaks to what companies and departments posting with Bmeaningful are doing to make a difference.
LOOKING FOR WORK?
In collaboration with the Social Innovation Generation team at MaRS, we co-authored a white paper on the ins and outs of impact careers.
The Impact Economy: The Insider’s Guide To Finding Meaningful Work And Attracting Top Talent explores the barriers that make it difficult for talented people to identify employment opportunities, and for organizations to recruit, engage and retain top talent. It includes a variety of tips and strategies to address these challenges, and seeks to help talented people better understand the impact sector while also providing strategies to help them find an impact career.
The report aims to answer questions that impact career seekers may ask, such as: What are the employment opportunities in the impact sector?
As a job candidate, how can I stand out from the competition?
It also aims to answer questions that hiring managers and decisions-makers may ask, including:
- What is top talent looking for in a social impact career?
- What can I do to recruit and retain top talent?
P.S WHAT’S WITH THE PURPLE SHEEP?
The Purple Sheep metaphor was inspired by conversations describing the pressure to go into high profile corporate jobs (aka the corporate herd) and the feeling that the herd mentality had led them astray.After interviewing professionals in corporate social responsibility, non-profit and social purpose businesses, we realized there were alternative career options that allowed you to use your skills for good without sacrificing a paycheque. We started calling these professionals, the Purple Sheep, as they’ve successfully broken away from the herd. The image of a Purple Sheep has become our symbol for the corporate dreamer who uses their skills for good.