GEM partners with in-country organizations to deliver high-quality, low-cost education and employment opportunities to refugees, migrants, and marginalized learners.
Expert: Sung Hae Kim
• Chief People Person, Rippleworks
• Chief People Officer, Gitlab
• Chief People Officer, Wizeline
GEM partnered with Rippleworks to preserve their culture and productivity through growth with a new employee value proposition
GEM is the first large-scale online learning initiative for refugees, currently serving more than 1,000 students in five countries. They originally launched in Rwanda’s capital of Kigali and in the remote Kiziba refugee camp; they’ve now expanded to Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, and Lebanon.
One of GEM’s top priorities going into the project was moving into new geographies, adding new services, and significantly growing their team to enable expansion. GEM partnered with Rippleworks to design an employee value proposition that allows them to preserve their culture and productivity through growth.
GEM partnered with Sung Hae Kim, a mission-driven people leader who headed HR organizations at Rippleworks, Gitlab, Wizeline, VMware, and HP. Together, they:
• Created an employee value proposition that underpins key GEM culture tenants
• Operationalized GEM’s new employee value proposition throughout their talent strategies
• Planned for future milestones and how these decisions may shift with time