You’ll be in great company….
Let’s face it, business leaders deal with planned and unplanned absence in the workplace every day. Australian businesses, large and small, across a wide range of industries, are rallying to support Australians with spinal cord injury by registering for the Big Day Off – the only way to reward and engage your employees with an extra, paid day off work AND raise funds for a great cause.
A lot of great businesses have already signed-up to take part this year including the NRL, Slater + Gordon, Lloyd’s Australia, Dutch Media, Res Publica, Medicines Australia, Johnson and Johnson Medical, the AFL, the Australian Stock Exchange and many more.
In the words of leading Australian entrepreneur, speaker, blogger and #redshark, Naomi Simson: “When it comes to fundraising, the Big Day Off is way ahead of the curve. From my perspective, there’s actually a business case for getting involved – it’s simplified employee reward and engagement, for a great cause.”
Simple, innovative and effective…how does the Big Day Off work?
The Big Day Off is a straightforward, new way for businesses to support an important cause by putting up an additional day or days off work for their staff to win.
Businesses simply register and nominate a number of days off available for staff to win – we suggest a day per 50-100 employees, but this is entirely up to the individual organisation and decision maker. The registrant (this can be an administrator or appropriate person who can champion the initiative) then receives an ID code that staff can use to purchase tickets. Once a business is registered, staff can purchase as many tickets as they like ($5 each) to win an additional paid day off work – to spend doing whatever they like. It’s that simple.
All proceeds from ticket sales go to Australian spinal cord injury support and research charities that help people with SCI with their day-to-day needs, and funds research that will ultimately help to find a cure for the condition. (Find out more about the not-for-profit organisations that we support)
The entire BDO sign-up and ticket purchase process takes place online between March 31 and June 1, meaning the process is quick, simple and requires zero cash outlay for businesses to participate.
Join Australia’s forward-thinking business leaders today by registering your business or department for the Big Day Off.
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