How Workplace Giving Elevates Employee Engagement
Workplace giving is a win-win for businesses as well as the charities they support. But many employers overlook how it can positively impact their company culture.
While corporate philanthropy isn’t new, we’re starting to see a shift in how successful companies think about workplace giving. It’s not just about corporate charity partnerships or payroll deduction programs. Now, most employees want to be actively involved with giving back in the workplace.
Today’s top workplaces include giving back as a key part of their employee engagement strategy. Here’s why.
Workplace giving promotes employee happiness
Have you ever felt a rush of joy after doing something kind? That’s called the “helper’s high.” As it turns out, doing good has all kinds of amazing benefits. Acts of kindness can help lower stress, increase well-being, and even help us live longer.
If employee health and well-being is important to your organization, then you shouldn’t ignore the health benefits of doing good. The good news is that “giving back” doesn’t have to mean making huge sacrifices. Not everyone can afford to donate a large sum of money to charitable organizations, just like not everyone can run a marathon.
Performing small acts of kindness together, as a team, can boost employee happiness while building a sense of community. It can also give employees a sense of pride to know that their employer is making a positive impact in their community.
Workplace giving programs can reinforce your core values
How do you bring core values to life in your workplace? Are your values lived by employees, or do they simply sit on the wall?
Employees who believe in their organization’s mission and values are much more likely to go the extra mile at work. But encouraging employees to feel a personal connection to your core values is easier said than done.
If you want to demonstrate commitment to your core values, a workplace giving program is a great place to start. But what’s even more powerful is when employees are able to actively practice your core values.
When employees regularly give back or volunteer through their company, they’ll begin to see core values like “kindness” or “compassion” as a more than just words on a wall.
It’s important to make sure that the success of your program is broadcasted to employees, too. Often, the missing piece in workplace giving programs is that employees aren’t able to see the good they are doing firsthand. Using an engagement platform to share messages about the campaign can give employees visibility into the impact of their donations. This can help bring your values to life even more.
Altruity Workplace Giving…Let’s Stand-Out Together
Our Workplace Giving solution will deliver employers all of these benefits and more, because employees become more engaged, happy, and loyal.
What makes Altruity Stand-Out:
- Choose from 45,000+ top-rated, U.S.-based charities to support
- Empower employees to choose their preferred charities
- Combine up to five charities into one easy payroll deduction with the Altruity Donation Basket
- Builds an empowered, engaged, and happy workforce
A successful workplace giving program can boost employee morale, improve team-building, and help employees feel more connected to your core values. When employees give back to their communities, they’ll feel positive about themselves and the work they do. And that’s a win-win-win for everyone.