Overall Purpose Score
A powerful sense of purpose is at the heart of living what matters. While our purpose is stronger than ever, there’s always room to grow.
2018 Annual Report
DeAngelo knows purpose should define your role – not the other way around.
When it matters, it’s more rewarding, particularly when giving back. Jason gets this.
For Nisat, career aspiration is important and she’s making strides in getting there.
Some may be surprised to learn that purpose—that feeling of making a difference and being connected to something greater than yourself—is foundational to a person’s well-being. But for those who are truly living what matters to them, it’s not surprising at all.
Expressed through our Bold Goal and dream of lifelong well-being, our collective purpose is to help people live healthier, inside and out. This means encouraging everyone to find their individual purpose that moves them to be their best—and that can be different for each of us. Our experience has helped uncover a few key findings:
The Bold Goal continues to inspire us. Humana’s Bold Goal matters to our Humana community, with 88% of us saying we’re inspired by our commitment to the communities we serve.
Volunteerism has become a way of life. We couldn’t say that back in 2014, when we first set a milestone for our volunteer hours. But today, 48.3% of us spend time volunteering (so close to our goal of 50%!) and spend an average of 15 hours a year giving our time to others.
Developing our own talents helps deepen our purpose. While we feel strongly about working on our personal talents, when it comes to career development, we have room to keep growing. That’s why leaders are focusing on empowering us and clarifying the paths for career growth.
Charitable giving boosts our sense of purpose—and it just makes us feel good! Giving Together, our matching donation program, is still well shy of our goal, and participation dipped slightly in 2018.
At Humana, there are so many opportunities to get inspired and give back. Firstly, there’s giving your time and talent, and we’ve almost reached our goal for volunteerism participation! Want to make volunteering a priority? You can uncover ways to use your Volunteer Time Off, win grant funding for organizations you volunteer with, and more on the volunteer network. Maybe you want to focus on making your donations go further—that’s where Giving Together comes in. The Humana Foundation will match personal charitable giving at a 2:1 ratio up to $100.
In 2018, 40% of us used Volunteer Time Off, using 8 hours of paid time to give back to our communities.
Over $225,000 was given through Giving Together in 2018, providing substantial financial impact to organizations in our communities – but there’s definitely more matching we can do.
Our focus on lifelong well-being and our Bold Goal have connected us to a purpose that’s leaving us united and inspired.
How is your professional development going? More of us believe we have growth opportunities, which is great, but shy of our goal. In 2018, we also began measuring our participation in Talent Development Actions and met our goal for this year! If you haven’t already, please join those who have shared their skills, accomplishments, and career aspirations in your Workday profile.
As we invest more in our well-being, we deepen our understanding of the importance of continual growth – and fortunately we keep feeling better about these opportunities at Humana.
This new measure replaces Updated Development Plans and we have already met our goal!
According to the Well-being Index, we’re feeling our sense of purpose is on the right track. Purpose is broken down into three parts – career, advocacy and service – and each provide personal value and enjoyment to everyday life.
A sense of purpose is at the heart of well-being, so let’s find meaning in our living.
Purpose here is rooted in meaningful work that complements our passions, strengths and expertise.
Advocacy is our ability to stand up for our values and what we believe in, sometimes in the face of adversity.
Service reflects our ability to meaningfully give back to the communities where we live.