Last year, IntelliDyne’s Senior Leadership Team announced the observance of Juneteenth (June 19th) as a paid company holiday for employees. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.
Employees are encouraged to use this paid holiday as a time of reflection and self-education, as well as a day of service to give back to their communities. Juneteenth is not yet recognized as a Federal holiday, so employees will stagger observance in order to continue providing uninterrupted client services.
On June 16th, IntelliDyne will host a live and interactive virtual event for employees and their families to learn about the history and culture of Juneteenth. “At IntelliDyne, we recognize that we have a responsibility to make a difference, and a platform to aid in the fight against systemic racism. We want to play a role in helping to elevate those who are underserved and underrepresented. We are committed to being that change,” said CEO, Robert Grey, when announcing the paid holiday to staff.
IntelliDyne introduced a Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement Council in 2021 that will help to guide and educate employees about the unique needs, perspectives, and experiences of their colleagues. The Council’s first speaking event will be held internally later this month. “We were so excited to stand up the Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement Council as an additional resource and outlet for our employees this year,” said CHRO, Marisa Krafsig. “Inclusion is the backbone of our culture. We thrive when our employees can be their authentic selves and share their voices and perspectives to create new and innovative solutions for our clients and our work environment.”