We are witnessing an unprecedented technological explosion unfold, and the number of industries and occupations with a shortage of skilled talent is growing as well. As a direct result, companies are doing more to brush up on their talent acquisition processes and finding ways to attract truly top talent. One of the best things about this is that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is getting its due attention.
No two employee volunteers are created equal. And that’s a good thing! But as a corporate volunteer program manager, pleasing everyone may seem like a daunting task. That’s why VolunteerMatch and Bright Funds are teaming up on a free webinar to fill you in on a little-known fact: engaging employees through unique volunteer opportunities are easier than you think!
Team-building is a great reason to volunteer. But that’s only part of the equation. Not everyone enjoys volunteering in the same way. By restricting your company’s volunteer initiatives to a few large events per year, you’re also restricting employees’ individual passions and skills.
How do you develop engaged leaders among your employees? You might be surprised to hear that one effective method is through your volunteer program.
For over a decade, leading companies have worked to make their community engagement programs more strategic. In this post, VolunteeMatch President Greg Baldwin shares his thoughts on why so few have succeeded — until now.
According to Dale Carnegie Training, companies with engaged employees outperform those without by up to 202%. Surprising? It’s simple: when your employees aren’t engaged, they aren’t productive. But volunteer programs can bring people together, give them purpose in their work, instill pride in your company, and increase their conviction that your company is doing something worthwhile in the world.
But before we start making our New Year’s resolutions and list of goals for 2017, let’s take a moment to look back. This top-ten list contains our most popular blog posts of 2016. My New Year’s prediction? That you’ll find some knowledge and tips in this list to carry you into 2017!