A NEW STUDY FINDS THAT CREATING A CULTURE THAT ENCOURAGES VOLUNTEERING CAN HELP EMPLOYERS BOOST EMPLOYEE MORALE, WORKPLACE ATMOSPHERE AND BRAND PERCEPTION.
- Volunteering helps to improve morale within a company.
- Organizations often do not have proper employee volunteer programs in place.
- Employees tend not to volunteer because they do not have time during the day.
Creating a culture of volunteerism within your company doesn’t just help others; it also improves your organization, according to a study from Deloitte.
The research revealed that employers that encourage and promote volunteering boost employee morale, improve the workplace atmosphere and enhance the perception of their brand. The study was based on surveys of 1,000 full- and part-time employees who had volunteered over the previous 12 months.
Indeed, the study found that an overwhelming majority – 89% – of employees think organizations that sponsor volunteer activities offer a better overall working environment. In addition, 70% believe volunteer activities are more likely to boost staff morale than company-sponsored happy hours, with more than three-quarters saying volunteering is essential to employee well-being.