You should not leave your recruitment strategy to chance. There is a more proactive way to attract talent — and it starts by engaging employee volunteers.
27. June 2017 Employee Engagement 1
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.
15. November 2016 Employee Engagement 1
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.
There’s a common myth I often hear, particularly through my work in volunteer engagement. The myth is this: In order for volunteering to be authentic, in order for it to be good, it has to be altruistic. Volunteering has many benefits for the volunteer — from growing their social circle to growing their resume, there’s ...
10. May 2016 Employee Engagement 0
Guest post by Jordan Shue We know that businesses use corporate volunteerism not only as a tool to increase their reputation in the community, but also to recruit and retain employees, give them a sense of satisfaction and purpose in the workplace, and make them feel more connected to and engaged in the company’s overall ...
08. February 2016 Employee Engagement 4
Guest post by Ermina Veljacic Employee disengagement can prevent your business from reaching success. According to a Gallup survey in 2011, approximately 71 percent of American employees are disengaged at work, and 19 percent are actively disengaged. This lack of employee engagement is alarming, and it negatively impacts your business. The Gallup report also showed that organizations ...