Givitas for HR Leaders

Givitas for HR Leaders

Join Adam Grant’s free, invitation-only network for HR professionals and connect with peers and industry experts.

Get access to the HR brain trust all year long. Ask questions, get advice, help others. Then pay it forward to someone else…

Givitas is Kinder, Gentler Social Networking

Originally founded at the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference, this group has grown to include thousands of human resource professionals at all levels from around the world.

Members use the community to exchange:

  • Best practices
  • Policy templates
  • Support on tricky personnel issues
  • Information on hiring
  • Vendor reccomendations
  • Any other help, advice, knowledge, or connections
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Why Givitas Works

Job satisfaction, career success, and happiness in general are all results of having a strong network that allows you to get help when you need it and offer help in return.

We didn’t make this stuff up–our technology is inspired by academic research on generosity, knowledge sharing, and asking for help done by two of our co-founders:

  • Dr. Adam Grant of Wharton in his bestselling business book, Give and Take
  • Dr. Wayne Baker at the University of Michigan in his book All You Have to Do is Ask.
  • Givitas is free!
  • Givitas makes it easy to ask for help and be a giver on 5 minutes a week.
  • Using Givitas, you don’t have to know who to ask, and everyone has equal access to mentors and experts.
  • Givitas is a collection of people who have been successful doing whatever it is you’re trying to do. Ask for their advice, and get ahead in your career.
  • Get access to a unique network of generous, active, engaged professionals you can’t find anywhere else.
  • Get diverse, unbiased opinions that will make your work smarter and more informed.

How Givitas Works

“No question is a bad question.”

  • Log in to Givitas for HR Leaders and ask for help, provide help, search a repository of institutional knowledge, collaborate, and connect in less than 5 minutes a day
  • Asking for help is incredibly easy, reducing stigmas and barriers, and you don’t have to know who to ask
  • Providing help is quick and efficient, with robust notifications and engagement tools to notify you when someone needs help
  • Givitas provides guidance on making requests and responses, with educational prompts that assist you in crafting a productive request
  • Givitas creates and records organizational memory developing a valuable asset for future searches

Givitas is Easy to Use on Web or Mobile

Testimonials

  • "The time I saved was in not having to come up with ideas that I may not necessarily have come up with anyway.”

    Angelique P.
  • "A few minutes in Givitas saved me 5-10 hours of research, and it was awesome connecting with new people who have shared interests."

    Tim Blomfeld
  • The idea of a platform just for exchanging help is simple but brilliant."

    Givitas user
  • "Givitas has been quite valuable, making it easy for me to both give and receive. In once instance, 19 generous givers offered me 39 useful ideas in just 13 days - far exceeding the quality and response rate using traditional collaboration tools."

    Patricia Bravo Bravo for You
  • “Givitas can make asking for and getting help from other employees simple – which can make your business a lot more efficient and effective.”

    Inc. Magazine
  • "Givitas is an invaluable tool to allow professionals to network and connect. This community has saved me an extraordinary amount of time. Thank you, Givitas!"

    Rhonda West ARDEX Americas
  • "We use Givitas with our students as a follow-up to the Reciprocity Ring. We have seen students access valuable resources through the platform, build community, and in the process learn about the power of giving for networking.”​

    Bill McEvily Rotman School of Management
  • "The hallmark of any great work culture is that people care as much about each other’s success as their own. Many organizations never reach that level of 'productive generosity’, and it’s not because people aren’t willing to give. It’s because they’re afraid to ask for help. Givitas reduces the stigma of asking for help and enables people to give in five minutes a day.“

    Adam Grant Bestselling author of Give and Take
  • "Asking for help at work is absolutely essential to a productive, successful, and fulfilling life. Givitas makes asking for help easy.

    Wayne Baker University of Michigan
  • “[Givitas] has been very helpful and I can really say we have a gold mine of ideas; what's better is everyone is really willing to help each other.”

    Givitas participant Fortune 500 Company
  • “Givitas helps build bridges across an organization and makes it easier for both newcomers and senior leaders to ask for and offer help!”

    Maggie Bayless Zingerman's
  • "[Givitas] is a tool that helps build bridges across an organization and makes it easier for both newcomers and senior leaders to ask for--and offer--help."

    Maggie Bayless Managing Partner, Zingerman's
  • "Collaboration is the key, and Givitas makes it easy. It allowed me to reach out and connect with colleagues around the world. I received support for my questions and I was also happy to help others providing my knowledge or providing proper contact within our organization."

    Global IT Executive
  • "In a world where poor knowledge-sharing costs Fortune 500 companies $31.5 billion annually, Givitas’ potential positive impact on employers is clear."

    Forbes Magazine
  • "Givitas by Give and Take is the web platform that takes the Reciprocity Ring concept to the next level."

    Sharon Danzinger Control Chaos
  • "One of the more powerful ways to learn and grow into your career is to feel comfortable asking for help. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness or of lack of work ethic, it's a sign of strength and confidence."

    Scott Hanton Intertek
  • "Engagement comes from being in an environment where you build relationships with the company and the team, where you feel trusted, where you're getting the support you need."

    Jeff Haden Contributing editor, Inc.
  • “I regularly received offers for all of my requests; the notifications and daily digest were also really helpful.”

    Givitas participant Service Delivery Center Employee
  • "Givitas gives me an opportunity to have some unusual requests granted that I wouldn't elsewhere. It feels productive and satisfying. I feel smarter and more resourceful."

    Givitas user
  • “Collaboration is the key, and Givitas makes it easy. It allowed me to reach out and connect with colleagues around the world.”

    Givitas buyer and Givitas user Global IT Executive

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