The current system is overburdened, ineffective, and too often leads to a revolving door of low-wage job placement failures. We are an alternative that’s good for everybody: building stronger and healthier companies, families, workforce programs, and communities.
Our employers receive:
Qualified candidates, 3X+ retention rates, and government incentives for training.
Our placements receive:
Better wages and benefits, dignity and stability in work when compared to temp agencies, and 1-on-1 coaching support during times of transition.
Our workforce partners receive:
Better outcomes for graduates, and targeted feedback for even better results.
Our community receives:
The benefits of increased wages and taxes put back into the community at large, reductions in government subsidies, and decreases in recidivism rates.
We are obsessed with the question: How do we get more people off public assistance?
Almost all our candidates are on some form of assistance. Many have worked as temps. But that revolving door of sequential, low-wage jobs offers little advancement. In fact, many agencies are incentivized to keep labor temporary; once placements convert to permanent, they lose revenue. Activate is different. Our goal is a hopeful, vibrant future for both employees and employers. And we pride ourselves on bringing out the potential of people who are challenged with securing career-path employment.
When we do, everyone wins: our employers, our placements, our nonprofit partners, and our community.
SAVINGS IN EMPLOYER TURNOVER COSTS PER ACTIVATE PLACEMENT
INCREASE IN OUR PLACEMENTS’ ANNUAL EARNINGS
AVERAGE ANNUAL BENEFIT TO SOCIETY PER ACTIVATE PLACEMENT
RETENTION RATE COMPARED TO MOST GENERAL PLACEMENT FIRMS
Activate is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC).
Colorado’s benefit corporation statute became effective on April 1, 2014, allowing socially conscious entrepreneurs another entity option when starting a business. A Colorado public benefit corporation is a for-profit corporation that requires the company be operated in a manner that is sustainable and beneficial to society and the environment.
As compared to a regular Colorado corporation, a Colorado public benefit corporation has these key differences:
- The articles of incorporation must list one or more public benefits that the company
must strive to achieve
- The company must be managed to balance the pecuniary interest of the
shareholder, the best interests of those affected by the company’s conduct, and the
public benefits listed
- The company must prepare an annual benefit report with a description of how the
company promoted the public benefits listed in the company’s articles of incorporation, any obstacles the company faced in promoting those public benefits, and an assessment of the overall social and environmental performance of the company against a third-party standard