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.
We noticed our client Prometheus Real Estate Group doing some pretty incredible stuff with their volunteer program (known as Our Front POrCH), including their annual POrCH Challenge. So, we caught up with Savannah Van Voorhis, Reputation & Cause Marketing Manager at Prometheus and asked her to share what makes Our Front POrCH shine.
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.
There’s a lot of evidence to show that launching a paid time off to volunteer (VTO) initiative will improve your corporate social responsibility image while benefiting your company in return. Here are a few things you need to know if you want to reward employees with time off for volunteer work.
Looking for volunteer opportunities that engage employees and impact communities? You may not need to look any further than your current corporate giving platform. In 2016, VolunteerMatch partnered with five platforms to bring our massive network of volunteer opportunities to an increasing number of employee volunteer programs.
Lately, I’ve been writing about employee engagement quite a bit, and I keep coming across information showing that volunteering as a workforce can do wonders for improving it. At first, I didn’t get the connection, but the more I read, the more it makes sense. Engaged employees go a step beyond what’s required of them. A big factor in their willingness to do this is whether they believe there is a larger purpose — a meaning — to their work.
At the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit, held December 1-2 in Oakland, CA, we learned from corporate social responsibility experts about engaging corporate volunteers and partnering with nonprofits. In this series of blog posts, we’ll share with you the valuable insights offered at sessions and by speakers. Up today: Bryan Breckenridge, Executive Director, Box.org. “The reason I chose to spend my morning with ...