LinkedIn Paid An Employee $3,000 To Go Scuba Diving

Joe Roualdes diving in the Lembeh StraitJoe Roualdes diving in the Lembeh Strait

Photo: LinkedIn

We’re used to hearing about tech-company perks—but LinkedIn just took things to the next level.For example, the company paid Joe Roualdes, a senior corporate-communications manager, $3,000 to teach scuba-diving in Indonesia.

This wasn’t a vacation—Roualdes is going to teach diving skills to Indonesian youth so they can take it up as a profession, support their families, and protect local reefs.

Roualdes’ grant was just one of 12 the company made. Other projects include raising funds for charities, building a chicken coop for an African orphanage, and drilling a well in a Central American village.

Here’s a SlideShare presentation of the winners:

LinkedIn Transformation Grants 2013 from LinkedIn

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