For CoreLogic employees, the concept of home is more than just a safe haven. The NZ property market also drives revenue results for the data and analytics company, therefore personal incomes and ultimately, security. However, for an increasing number of NZ families: the property focus is very, very different - instead it is a focus on securing decent, safe accommodation.
Habitat for Humanity is a not-for-profit organisation that works in partnership with people of goodwill and families in housing need. Their goal is to eliminate sub-standard housing and on 14th of March, some of the CoreLogic team were lucky enough to play a supporting role in that, swapping data and analytics tools for building tools.
Supported by three experts from Habitat for Humanity, the group worked on the renovation of the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Pukekohe. ReStores are Habitat for Humanity’s second-hand shops, which resell new and gently used items, generating income for Habitat’s building programmes.
The CoreLogic team worked on a large kitchen, bathroom, the main shop area, the reception bench and the back entrance: and a full day of painting, building, drilling, sanding and cleaning meant Habitat for Humanity could cut down on labour costs and save time.
CoreLogic Country Manager Ben Speedy explains, CoreLogic received huge benefit from the practical philanthropy in action. He said, “This was a really powerful employee engagement opportunity: it’s diversity and inclusion in action - a chance to step away from the daily tasks to practice compassion in a meaningful way, to be part of something bigger, whilst exploring individual strengths and understanding teammates in a new way. There was a huge collective sense of achievement: knowing the work was helping an amazing cause and families in real need.”
“Supporting the communities we do business in is extremely important to CoreLogic and our people. Habitat for Humanity provides a great way for our people to make a positive difference, while gaining empathy to the challenges many New Zealanders face in gaining safe and healthy accommodation.”