You've heard of employers offering personal finance tools and training to help staffers navigate thorny retirement issues. How about thorny social and political issues? Yes, they're on that, too.
Businesses increasingly are finding creative ways to help their employees become better citizens. Ride-share company Lyft offers free or discounted ride codes to help get people to the polls. Starbucks is helping its workforce learn more about Congress, register to vote, and become more involved in their local communities through its digital home base, dubbed Starbucks Leadership Hub. Small businesses are also joining the trend. Software development firm Capital Canary offers its 180 employees three days off per year to use for community-based activities.