“We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now… This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”― Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
As a minority-owned small business we have witnessed the recent events in our country with heavy hearts. Not only are we combatting the global health crisis but now also forced to face the ugly and unfortunate truths of systemic social injustices that continue to plague our communities all over the United States. What we want our employees to fully understand is that Excalibur’s core values of hard work, excellence, family-first, inclusion, and wellness will never change! We care about your concerns. We are here to support you. We are here to support our communities.
Many aspects of our news cycle create emotional responses that are challenging to control and justifiably so. Now is the time to lean into positive change. Now is the time to raise our collective consciousness. We encourage you to put energy into self-reflection and self-care. Excalibur is offering support in the following ways:
- Employee Wellness – Ensuring our employees are well both mentally and physically remains a top priority. Weekly on Mondays and Thursdays our very own Kevin Simpson hosts a group meditation called the “Zen Corner” for employees and our customers. Meditation has endless benefits such as, reducing stress, anxiety, lengthening attention span and enhancing self-awareness to name just a few. If you aren’t already, join Kevin at 9:00 AM ET on Monday and Thursdays. Conference information listed below.
Dial-in: 1-267-866-0999 CODE: 5970023252
- EAP Program – Excalibur will be offering an employee assistance program that allows for confidential contact with mental and emotional health professionals that can support your needs. Once this program is finalized, HR will be announcing the final details.
As you continue to care for yourself, care for others! Talk, listen, share, reflect, be an agent of change and well-being. I am proud of the inclusive nature of this company – it’s wide range of talent, demographics and thought. We are so much stronger together and we will continue to support every one of you.
If you are in need of additional support during this time please don’t hesitate to reach out to HR (KPoulson@theexcaliburgroup.com/KWhite@theexcaliburgroup.com). If you are wondering what you can do to support others, or are aware of an initiative within the community that we may be able to support, please also share this with HR. Thank you for your service and please stay safe!