For a number of reasons, I think we can all agree this year has been a difficult one.
As a company we’ve found ourselves becoming more vocal about, and participating in, a national dialogue around what our role is in ensuring the U.S. is a just and equitable place to live. We strive to be a safe space for employees to talk about controversial topics and share diverse viewpoints. And, paramount this year, we want to use the resources we have to enable all eligible U.S. citizens to exercise their right to vote and participate in this year’s election.
We’ve launched an internal, nonpartisan, Get Out the Vote campaign to encourage all ZEOs to get civically engaged leading up to, and on, election day. Additionally, our ZEOs have been having conversations and hosting sessions on ways to get more engaged this year and participate in local governments.
In the spirit of inclusivity and awareness, we wanted to share our voting resources with our larger Zuora community in an effort to ensure everyone is ready for November 3.
Beyond providing employees with the resources they need to cast their vote, we’ve given Election Day off to all U.S.-based employees to provide them with the time to not only vote, but mobilize others to do the same. Similarly, we’ve given a day off to our international employees tied around public holidays and days best suited to their locations.
“While we anticipate many of our employees will vote early and/or by mail this year, it was important for us to make Election Day a U.S. holiday to give ZEOs the space and flexibility to get civically engaged. We want ZEOs to know that not only do we support their right to vote, but fundamentally believe we need to remove any barriers that prohibit them from voting.” Laura Robblee, Chief Human Resources Officer, Zuora
We’re committed to creating the space for employees to engage in meaningful, respectful and productive conversations. This starts with communication for our leaders, tools for managers to facilitate difficult conversations, and the reminder that we all play a part in keeping these conversations respectful by actively listening and learning from one another.
We hope that you’ll join us in casting your vote this year, and regardless of the outcome, that we’ll all continue to remain civically engaged and dedicated to keeping our democratic process fair and just.