Using Bippit to foster Matchable’s award-winning company culture
Matchable is an award-winning B2B platform that matches companies and their employees to volunteering projects at non-profits and impact startups.
They’re all about bringing people together which is why they’re passionate about their company culture. Their aim is for every team member to feel a real sense of belonging.
To achieve this, Sareeka Linton (Matchable’s Head of Operations) is always on the lookout for new ways the company can support its staff.
“I want to give our team meaningful perks that grow and support them.”
“We’re quite a young team and many of us are thinking about long-term plans. When can we buy a house? How much do we need to save for a pension? Having spoken to the team, many didn’t know where to go for advice on these issues. As a company, this felt like something we could help with.”
Breaking the taboo of financial conversation
60% of employees say financial matters are their number one source of stress. It’s why Sareeka was keen to get people talking about their finances…
“There was a real desire from our team for financial learning and knowledge.”
“A lot of personal financial issues don’t get spoken about until it’s too late. It’s not a natural thing to do and people can be a bit guarded about it. But if we can get people talking, and improve financial understanding, then we can avoid problems and support our people at big moments in their life.”
This is what attracted Matchable to Bippit.
“We looked at Bippit as a way to help our team feel happier about their finances and financial wellbeing. There will be a lot of learning along the way which will improve understanding, and everyone will see where they’re at and what they can do to improve their situation.”
“As more people use Bippit, I think everyone will be more comfortable talking about their finances and goals. This will only benefit the environment we’re creating and our company. Bippit will help our staff feel more confident.”
Working to disrupt the world of financial support
Matchable is reimagining the volunteering and social impact space.
They’re able to offer employees unique up-skilling opportunities working with exciting non-profits and impact startups. For example, an employee could help disadvantaged farmers in Colombia use blockchain to become cacao entrepreneurs.
Even though Bippit and Matchable work in different areas, what we have in common is a spirit of disruption. It’s something that Sareeka was particularly excited about…
“I love what Bippit is doing. At Matchable we’re all about disrupting the volunteering space and doing things differently, and I like working with organisations doing similar things in their own space. That’s definitely what Bippit is doing with financial support for employees.”
“Having access to expert one-to-one professional financial coaching is really fantastic, but I also love the technology of Bippit. The platform is really slick, both visually and performance-wise and is very easy to understand.”
“It’s also great that you can link all your bank accounts to Bippit as it’s probably the first time I’ve seen all of my finances in one place. That was a real ‘oh wow moment’. It’s incredibly interesting and useful.
The story so far
All Matchable staff now have access to Bippit, a process that was both quick and hassle-free for Sareeka.
“It was so easy rolling Bippit out to staff. It’s been very hands-off from my perspective and the launch was great. I really liked the way Bippit explained how the platform came about, why financial wellbeing was so important, and what the team now had access to.”
“Once you sign up you do a financial assessment of where you’re at the moment, and you see the key areas that you can improve on. What’s great is that you get a list of next steps and can speak with your financial coach who can guide you through each step.”
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