In this competitive job market, it’s becoming more difficult for companies to attract and retain top talent. If you’re struggling to keep your employees engaged, don’t fret! Learn how to curb disengagement before employees start heading for the door.
Do you have a hard time getting your employees engaged with the community? Sure, they work for a nonprofit and help your organization pursue its mission every day. But what about all of the other nonprofits that are desperate for volunteers? Here are five simple steps to encourage and increase volunteer activity in your office.
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.
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.
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.