Many companies have employer-sponsored volunteer programs that encourage employees to become more involved in the community. These programs not only educate employees on the importance of helping others, but also benefit the company as a whole. Here are several key benefits of company volunteer programs.
Positive Company Image
Because employees want to work for an organization that gives back to the community, having a volunteer program draws a larger pool of top candidates who want to work for your company. The organization is able to grow and prosper because of the professionals who desire employment there.
Wider Skill Development
Helping with disaster relief organizations teaches planning, organization skills and proper delivery methods and beautifying a park or roadway teaches the importance of working together to achieve a common goal. In addition, company volunteer programs help employees to develop leadership, communication and marketing skills.
Greater Work Engagement
When employees know the company gives back to the community, they are more inclined to perform their best each day and give their all to your company. As a result, employees report greater job satisfaction and higher morale.
Elevated Employee Health
When employees stay active and feel connected to others, they make healthier choices so they can continue pursuing something they love. This in turn has an indirect but positive impact on productivity and your bottom.
Stronger Sense of Purpose
A company volunteer program can give your employees a stronger sense of purpose. They will feel more committed to their work and the company as a whole knowing they are also serving the greater good.
Increased Company Loyalty
When employees are able to have an impact on the community through their work, they have a stronger desire to remain with your organization longer. Your company saves time and money by not having to hire and train new employees as often.
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