The Meaning of a Holiday Bonus During the Pandemic
Despite the business challenges presented during 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Velocitii gifted all employees a Holiday bonus. During a time when many businesses are furloughing employees or reducing salaries to counteract the financial impact of the pandemic, Velocitii recognized the significance a bonus would have on not only our employees but also their families.
Joel Skrypnik, IT specialist, has been with the company just shy of 6 months. When asked what the Holiday bonus meant to him, he said “it really meant a great deal to me as I’m trying to rebuild the pieces of a semi-broken past. Velocitii has no doubt shown that they care about their employees and really go to great lengths to appreciate their staff. It was a blessing to hear a sincere thank you from our CEO, Ron Petrie prior to hearing the details pertaining to the Holiday bonus. I was extremely grateful for the additional funds for the holiday season. This company has shown time and time again that they go the distance to compensate and help their employees, regardless of the situation.”
The Holiday bonus afforded many employees a means of providing a special Christmas to their families, including Emily Hoffmeister, a Team Lead who has been with the company for over 5 years. Emily shared that if it were not for the Christmas bonus, she would not have been able to afford Christmas for her kids.
“Here at Velocitii, we recognize that, in order to deliver exceptional service to our clients, we need to invest in our employees. We really wanted to show our employees how we value their contribution to our business and the Holiday Bonus is just a small way to do that.” Heather Smith, COO shared. “We plan to continue this tradition going forward.”