World Kindness Day at the DataFlow Group

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On 13th November, DataFlow is celebrating World Kindness Day, which raises awareness of the importance of being kind to people, the world, and ourselves. It’s a day to multiply positive actions and contribute to building a better world in our own unique ways. 

In times like these, we need to be kinder more than ever. That’s why we spoke to some of our DataFlow teammates to find out how they practice kindness towards themselves and others.

We meet DataFlow staff from the marketing, partner success, HR and sales teams who discuss everything from donating to animal shelters, meditation, practicing gratitude and their definition of what it means to be a kind person.

Stephanie Mckee – Group Head of Marketing

Hi Stephanie. What does kindness mean to you?

To me, kindness is compassion. It’s doing the right thing, even when there’s no benefit to you. Kindness can come in lots of different ways; in a work environment, this can involve being generous with your time, knowledge and ideas to help someone else. 

How are you kind to yourself?
Self-care is the best way to be kind to yourself. I know that making time to do the things I love, like going to the gym, will set me up for the day ahead.

What small, simple acts of kindness can people do for one another?
I think celebrating other people’s success is hugely important, no matter how big or small the win. In day-to-day terms, simply listening to someone’s concerns or struggles can be a huge act of kindness – even if you’re not part of the resolution. I’m a believer in the idea of paying kindness forwards. If you had a manager or a friend who had an impact on your life or career simply by showing kindness, then try to exemplify that in your own relationships.

Do you volunteer or give back to your community in any way?
I’m a big advocate for kindness to animals. I donate to the Stray Dogs Center, attend their shelter dog walks and have even adopted a dog from them.

How does DataFlow spread kindness and make the world a better place?
As a company, we have so much insight into global migration, including processes, requirements and even simple things like tips for living in new countries that can make life easier. We share this knowledge with our applicants because we want them to succeed in their own careers.  

Shahnawaz Hashmi – Senior Manager, Partner Success

Shahnawaz, how are you kind to yourself?

I believe that taking care of your body and staying healthy is one of the most important acts of kindness one can do for themselves. I work out regularly, meditate and believe in spirituality which has really helped. 

Do you have any examples of a small act of kindness someone did for you recently (personal, work, public, etc.)? 

My colleagues surprised me with an expensive baby crib for the birth of my newborn! It was such a kind gesture. It made me feel genuinely happy and valued.  

What small, simple acts of kindness can people do for one another? 

To start with, people can listen to each other. Sometimes all you need to overcome a problem is to talk to someone who listens genuinely. 

Showing gratitude, giving compliments, and being respectful are other small ways in which we can make each other’s day.

Hind Ayache – HR Manager

Hi Hind! How do you show yourself kindness?
When I feel down and judge myself, I lie down and separate my conscious self to talk to myself in 3rd person, telling myself what my best friend would tell me in these situations. This helps boost my morale and encourages me to practice gratitude. I pat myself on the back when no one else does! 

Hind, can you tell us about a small act of kindness someone did for you recently?
When I joined the DataFlow Group’s India office, the team left no stone unturned in looking after me. They made sure to order the right food for me, guided me in navigating the area, left some sweets for me, and continuously helped make my stay better.

What small, simple acts of kindness can people do for one another? 

Understand that everyone has their own battles to fight. If someone approaches you, they have gone through measures to be able to open up to you, and the least you can do is listen and show genuine care. 

Khaled Darwazeh – Director of Regional Sales

Khaled, how would you define kindness? 

Kindness means sharing and giving people your respect, love and appreciation. 

How are you kind to yourself, Khaled? 

I maintain an ethical and moral principle worthy to reflect on a positive reputation, which I will be judged by and make my children proud in the future.

Do you volunteer or give back to your community in any way? 

I donate to the refugees on a monthly basis.

How does DataFlow spread kindness and make the world a better place?

As a company, we always try to resolve applicant problems, even if it involves going out of the way. We reach out again and again to the universities until the verifications are secured. We never turn anyone down when they ask for help.

Interested in a career at the DataFlow Group where kindness is a permanent part of our culture? Send us your CV! We’re always interested in hearing from happy and kind individuals who are keen to develop their careers with us.

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