This year, as part of our ongoing effort to positively impact our community, KnowBe4 held a school supply drive to collect funds and supplies for local schools. In total $4,084.17 were donated to the three schools in the area with the lowest funding: Sandy Lane Elementary School, Oak Grove Middle School, and Clearwater High School.
Halloween is a big deal for the Knowsters; It’s Stu’s favorite holiday and the Knowsters have always celebrated it fervently! As the company has gotten bigger so has the Halloween celebration. Every year is an attempt to outdo the last as teams compete for the awards for “Best Individual Costume”, “Best Group Costume” and “Best Decorations”. Halloween is a time that allows the creativity of the Knowsters to really shine through, as we strive to not reuse old costume and decoration ideas from prior years.
Our Senior Vice President of People Operations, Erika, recently visited the members of CareerSource Pinellas’ Professional Networking Group; a group consisting of people who are out of work and actively seeking new career opportunities. Erika attended the weekly meeting and talked to the group about the difference between jobs and careers and how to start moving down a dream career path.
KnowBe4 values our Knowsters' happiness, and that's why we have implemented a suggestion box system!
Our suggestion boxes are designed to allow for every employee to be able to express themselves anonymously. This provides great insight into how we can improve and make changes, as we continue in our hyper growth. As Stu would say, it's our way to "keep our finger to the pulse" of the company. Among the most popular topics to suggest are snacks for our snack wall, Waypoint activities, end-of-month lunches, pin ideas and company mingle activities.
Following the unfortunate destruction to the Bahamas due to Hurricane Doriane, KnowBe4 wanted to help with the devastation.
If you are local to Clearwater or have visited, then you may have noticed the Clearwater Dolphins Trail. KnowBe4 is proud to announce that we have added to the trail with our KnowBe4 dolphin statue, Stunie! We named the dolphin Stunie, partly after our CEO, Stu, and partly after our billion dollar valuation which puts KnowBe4 at "Unicorn Status".
KnowBe4 has been working towards international expansion and our next office to open will be in Australia! Of course, with a new office comes new international Knowstsers. Jacqueline is our first official Knowster in our Australia office.
Back in June, we launched our Waypoint in our Clearwater office. So what is the Waypoint? The Waypoint is a great community place for our Knowsters to take a break and relax, partake in our many activities, or just eat lunch. We have massage chairs, video game consoles, chairs and tables, as well as a microwave for those who are looking to eat their lunch in the Waypoint.
On August 10th, KnowBe4 turned nine! Last year for our birthday, our CEO, Stu, dove into a giant cake and got frosting everywhere! So we knew we had to have a celebration that was bigger than our eighth birthday party.