Finding Purpose-Driven Work
Serving patients and working to protect public health weaves meaning into all roles at CSL, says our Chief Human Resources Officer.
Every day in February, CSL Behring is sharing content as we count down to Rare Disease Day, observed annually on the last day of the month. Our coverage includes stories about our people and the work we do throughout the year to improve the lives of patients and their loved ones.
What’s the meaning of work? It’s a big question and the answer usually depends on who you ask. There’s been much discussion lately in the media, on LinkedIn and among business leaders about purpose at work and why it’s so important for companies to give back to the communities where they operate and do business.
In fact, today’s emerging leaders born between 1980 and 2000 say that a company’s social values are more important than ever. Millennials are 5.3 times more likely to stay at their current company if they have a strong connection to their employer’s purpose, according to a 2016 PwC report, “Putting Purpose to Work: A study of purpose in the workplace.”
“Millennials are direct in their demand for purposeful companies and careers: they are raising the expectations on business to deliver solutions to important societal and environmental problems through their offerings, and the table stakes are only expected to get higher with the entrance of Generation Z into the workforce,” the PwC report says.
When you work to serve patients and protect public health like all of us do at CSL, finding meaning in work isn’t hard. That’s because purpose is woven into each of our roles whether you work in a research lab as a scientist or spend a good amount of time on college campuses as a member of our Talent Acquisition team.
As we reflect on Rare Disease Day, I’m so thankful to work for a company that is led by such strong values: patient focus, superior performance, innovation, integrity and collaboration.
And there’s never been a more exciting time to work at CSL, the world’s third-largest biotech company. We treat people with rare and serious diseases in more than 70 countries. We have built one of the largest plasma collection networks in the world. We’re moving ahead in gene therapy. Our pipeline is strong and has the potential to help people all over the world who have bleeding disorders, immune deficiencies, inflammatory diseases and other conditions. We have a passion for helping as many people in the rare disease community as possible.
We’re also passionate about ensuring our employees have Promising Futures by fostering an inclusive workplace culture in which diverse perspectives, experiences and ideas truly thrive and help drive scientific innovation.
Our efforts are getting noticed too. Earlier this year, Forbes Magazine included CSL among its Best Employers for Diversity 2020 list – the second straight year we earned the recognition. Building a broadly diverse and inclusive workforce not only creates a dynamic workplace culture, it helps us better connect with the patient populations we serve around the world.
What’s the meaning of work?
For me, it’s being able to work in the biotech industry on Rare Disease Day and every day for a company that wants its employees to realize their best lives, so that we can help our patients do the same.
This article was first published by CSL.