April 14th was employee give-back day at Optum360, a subsidiary of United Health Care as they conducted a cross-country, multi-location, simultaneous event. In Westbury, New York, selected employees were dressed in colorful team gear and had clearly been prepped in advance for an enthusiastic, high-energy day. Four teams of eight employees were ready to tackle the Build-A-Bike® event. The Leader’s Institute ® representative kicked off the morning with an introduction, followed by Michael Kasparian, Director, Revenue Cycle Management and Josh Goldman, Chief People Officer at Optum 360. Both employees congratulated all on the company anniversary and explained how they would celebrate with the day’s event and give back to the community.
Employee Give-Back Day is Great for Morale
Outside the Westbury location, a section of the parking lot was roped off for the event to take place. The weather cooperated beautifully and the parking lot was soon filled with upbeat music, snacks, pumped-up employees, and bicycle parts to assemble. Additional employees joined the teams outside to be part of the excitement and to cheer on the teams.
When all bikes were completed, The Leader’s Institute ® gave each bike a thorough safety-inspection and everyone awaited the arrival of children who were identified as children from families in need by the United Way. Each child was a recipient of a brand new bike and helmet.