Title: Working With Zeriva Leads to Cash Bonus for 2,000 Bartow County Employees
Robert F. Kennedy once proclaimed, “The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to make things better”. Bartow County School System employees work tirelessly every day to help prepare students to “contribute to their community”. However, if you have ever worked in the field of education, you know that developing and supporting high-quality classroom instruction is not always easy. School systems often have limited financial resources, yet face mounting pressure to exceed seemingly impossible goals. Professors of Education Allen Odden and Lawrence Picus note that schools and teachers are often caught in a “double squeeze” due to limited resources and “growing expectations for improved student performance”.
Sometimes the path to a budget surplus could be right in front of you. In the case of Bartow County School System, the surprise key to a budget surplus was 6,000 used Apple MacBooks. Below is a look at how Zeriva helped Bartow County School System reward its hardworking employees with an unexpected supplemental cash bonus.
A Look at the Three Key Parties Involved
Budget surpluses are a rarity – especially in the field of education. They tend to materialize when great minds come together to make the most of every single asset available – even those assets that may seem to hold little value to the average person. Here is a look at the three key parties involved in this success story:
1) The Employer: Bartow County School System
Bartow County School System’s vision is “to graduate all children career and college ready, prepared to contribute to their community”. With a total student population of 13,449, Bartow County schools are known for their 87% average graduation rate and their high percentage of honors graduates. However, like many public school systems, their leadership team is constantly striving to come up with innovative ways to generate revenue to achieve their goals.
2) The Employees: All Individuals Employed by Bartow County School System
“The Bartow County School System engages all children in relevant learning experiences and empowers each to succeed in the 21st century through the collaborative investment of faculty, staff, parents, and the community.”
– Bartow County School System Mission Statement
The faculty and staff comprise the school system’s nerve center. Their team of employees includes teachers, counselors, aides, food service personnel, maintenance staff, coaches, computer technicians, and bus drivers. Indeed, this diverse team of workers is employed to work toward the common goal of empowering students to succeed in the 21st century.
3) The Team: Every Department and Individual Involved in the Project
Budget surpluses do not unfold on their own. They require a proactive approach, resourcefulness, and collaborative efforts. In this case, nearly 2,000 employees were able to enjoy an unexpected $750 bonus thanks to a team effort between the Bartow County School System and Zeriva. Thanks to the efforts and forward-thinking collaboration between Bartow school officials and Zeriva, this ITAD project made a positive impact on families across Bartow County.
How a Simple Three-Step Strategy Can Positively Impact Thousands of People
Making a bonus possible for every person employed by the Bartow County School District was simpler than you might think. It is important to note that school officials held the keys to success for this project. Here is a look at the three simple steps that helped nearly 2,000 people employed by Bartow County Schools enjoy a $750 bonus:
Step One: Prepare a List of Your Assets
The path to capitalizing on your unused computers and IT equipment begins with an organized audit of your IT assets. In this case, Bartow County Schools’ leadership team compiled a comprehensive list of all of the outdated Apple MacBooks that were no longer in use by students. The list included the manufacturer and serial number associated with each MacBook. The list was submitted to Zeriva for review.
Step Two: Zeriva Provides an Action Proposal Based on the List
After you submit your list of assets, Zeriva will carefully review it alongside your key objectives. Knowing your objectives is important to ensuring that Zeriva develops a proposal that best meets your needs and goals. Accordingly, Zeriva proposed a cash offer for the 6,000 outdated MacBooks.
Step Three: Finalize a Decision
The last of the three simple steps is to carefully review Zeriva’s proposal with key stakeholders and finalize your decision. In this case, the Bartow County School leadership team reviewed the benefits of Zeriva’s proposal and decided to sell their out-of-service MacBooks to Zeriva. Here are some factors that frequently motivate clients such as the Bartow County School System to work with Zeriva to make the most of their surplus IT equipment:
- A welcome influx of cash: Receiving cash for outdated IT assets enables Zeriva clients to offer employee bonuses, buy new hardware, and fund new revenue generating initiatives
- The prospect of giving back: Many people are delighted to learn that their surplus IT equipment could benefit people in underserved areas
- A fast no hassle transaction: The three-step process outlined above can be undertaken swiftly and easily – sometimes in a matter of hours
- Secure disposal of IT equipment: Selling old IT equipment to Zeriva ensures that your project is managed by an ISO and R2 Certified organization
A Rewarding Outcome for All Parties Involved
Working with Zeriva ITAD services is rewarding for all parties involved because everyone gains a benefit from old PCs or laptops. Clients who sell their surplus IT equipment to Zeriva typically receive a cash payment that can create a well-needed budget surplus for organizations. Employees who work for those organizations also benefit from the satisfaction of helping all of their stakeholders achieve their goals and sometimes receive raises and bonuses from the budget surplus. And Zeriva often repurposes the unwanted equipment and sells it to organizations in parts of the world where it can be put to good use.
If you have outdated PCs, laptops, or other IT equipment, we invite you to contact us at Zeriva to discover how we can convert your surplus IT equipment into well needed cash. We look forward to helping your organization prosper!
Zeriva welcomes the opportunity to work with your organization to map out a customized plan to properly dispose of your IT assets. Our team of responsive, certified engineers is accustomed to disposing of IT assets for Fortune 500 companies and offer a comprehensive array of IT solutions for growing companies. Helping you enjoy a high ROI on your assets while complying with industry regulations is our top priority, and we offer an impressive track record of success in the remarketing arena. We look forward to the opportunity to serve as your trusted ITAD partner!