Working remote doesn't mean being unconnected. This spring, nine Infor employees from across Utah teamed up to work on a Habitat for Humanity build in Heber City, southeast of Salt Lake City.
"It is always great to be able to put a face with a name and connect them to the product lines that Infor offers," said account manager Laurie Hovatter, who served as the Infor site contact on this build - the third such build for some of the remote employees in Utah.
"We ended up with such a great group of workers that the Habitat organizer had to look for other things for us to do, since we all worked so hard and so fast," said Hovatter. She's the one who reached out to other remote employees in the area to join the build. "One of our partners, Priority Dispatch, was also invited, and they sent two employees."
The house they were building is for a single mom of twins who grew up in the small town of Heber City. Now she and her kids can continue living there.
"We sealed all exterior windows, doors, and crevices," Hovatter said. They also installed drywall on the ceilings and walls of the upstairs rooms.
"There was flooding in the back of the property, so we filled hundreds of buckets of water to drain it, then we placed river rock to help stabilize that area," Hovatter said. "With all that hauling, the wheel barrel lost a bolt, but the guys rigged it to work again. It lasted until just before quitting time, when it broke again."
Participation in Habitat builds is one of many ways remote Infor employees stay connected and a reason Forbes has listed Infor among the top 100 companies for remote jobs each of the last three years.