Honored for Disaster Relief Efforts
disaster struck in 2017, Comcast NBCUniversal’s
HR team united to make a difference for
their fellow teammates who were impacted
by the record-breaking hurricanes and wildfires.
They rallied together to support employees
and their families who resided in the Florida,
California and Texas regions, and were devastated
by massive destruction as a result of the
As a team, Comcast NBCUniversal’s HR provided tremendous disaster relief support, which included:
- establishing a special emergency relief
benefit plan specifically designed and
customizable for impacted employees and
- launching a dedicated disaster relief
hub which highlighted the distinct benefit
and support resources available to those
- and organizing a companywide voluntary
support program, Operation Teammate, that
empowered employees to provide direct
monetary support to folks in need.
Following HR’s lead, Comcast employees
across the country stepped in – and
stepped up – to support their teammates
by mobilizing their resources. This enabled
the organization to:
- open access to more than 268,000 Wi-Fi
- provide connectivity through mobile
apps to critical information, like latest
weather updates and evacuation routes,
to all residents with or withouta Comcast
- and create a special digital housing
share site and rideshare app to offer
living spaces and transportation for their
teammates in need.
Through technology and ingenuity, Comcast NBCUniversal’s HR team created a blueprint that helped their employees, and ultimately their customers and local communities, stay connected when it mattered most. Even more, the organization utilized its unique assets to contribute monetary and in-kind donations of services, advertising and airtime to help those affected, whether an employee, customer or community citizen, with their relief efforts. In total, the Company helped raise more than $130 million for the victims of the multiple disasters which included, but was not limited to, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and the wildfires in Northern California.
Whether providing on-site support, establishing emergency relief plans or grassroots giving, the HR team undoubtedly set the stage for the entire Comcast NBCUniversal family to rally together to help each other.
“I’m incredibly proud of our human resources team’s efforts. They put their teammates first when they needed it most. By identifying and leading execution on innovation that delivered meaningful outcomes for our Comcast NBCUniversal family, and the communities we live in, they’ve transformed what it means to be a team and set a new standard for support across the organization. I’m honored to be a part of such an awesome company,” said Bill Strahan, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Comcast Cable.
Comcast NBCUniversal and Aspiring Leader
Terese Farmen of Cox Communications will
be honored at CTHRA’s HR Symposium
on October 2, 2018 in Philadelphia. For
details, please visit www.cthrasymposium.com.
Special Thanks to CTHRA’s Awards Sponsor