Employee Volunteer Programs

[Webinar] Evolving Your Employee Volunteer Program for Greater Impact & Participation

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About 8 in 10 companies view volunteer opportunities as an important way to engage employees, yet one-third of employees don't give through their workplace giving programs because they're not able to choose causes that matter to them. Employee volunteer managers are tasked with engaging employees authentically while effectively tracking and reporting on their program's value.

3 Warning Signs Your Employees Are Headed for the Door

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The U.S. unemployment rate reached its lowest point in 49 years this September. Meanwhile, the percentage of “engaged” U.S. workers — i.e., those who are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace — is at an all-time high, according to Gallup.

For companies without a robust employee engagement strategy in place, this presents a new reality — it’s becoming more difficult to attract and retain top talent.

MilliporeSigma Employees SPARK Curiosity Around the World

SPARK 2018 Kicks Off with SPARK Quarterly Weeks
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With the successful launch of the SPARK Global Volunteer Program in 2016, MilliporeSigma, the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, employees continue to SPARK curiosity around the world, giving back to the communities in which they live and work during 2018 quarterly dedicated SPARK weeks. In addition to SPARK events organized throughout the year, the dedicated SPARK weeks model brings employees together at specific and consistent points in time.

How Volunteer Programs Improve Employee Retention

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Written by Jon Hainstock

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. They may even begin to explore outside opportunities if they sense that their current role with your company isn’t — and isn’t about to become — fulfilling.

Driving Engagement and Business Performance: The Role of Employee Volunteering Programs

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By thoughtfully developing and implementing initiatives like employee volunteer programs, corporate citizenship practitioners can benefit society and their business at the same time. The key is getting employees engaged.

The Power of Skills-Based Volunteerism

CEO Danielle Holly responds to a recent Boston Globe article about some common pitfalls of corporate volunteer initiatives with remarks on the value of strategic volunteerism and cross-sector partnerships.
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On March 25th, The Boston Globe published the article “Corporate Volunteers can be a burden for nonprofits.” Its central argument: corporate volunteers are an ineffective resource for the nonprofits they serve and those nonprofits would be better off without them. It posits that these volunteer efforts are more beneficial to the company, largely via PR and goodwill benefits, than they are to the organizations that they aim to serve.

How Technology Transforms Workplace Volunteering

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How can you match employees with the right volunteer opportunities – the ones that best build on their skills and interests? Technology.

Did you know that the average employee at VolunteerMatch partner companies volunteers 36 hours a year? How do weknow that? Technology.

Employee Volunteerism: Why Not All Companies?

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The benefits of employee volunteer programs are numerous (and well documented). So why aren't more companies taking part? Emily Rothberg speculates on the reasons employee volunteer programs aren't more prevalent, how to move past common issues, and what successful employee volunteer programs have in common.

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The benefits of employee volunteer programs are numerous (and well documented). So why aren't more companies taking part? Emily Rothberg speculates on the reasons employee volunteer programs aren't more prevalent, how to move past common issues, and what successful employee volunteer programs have in common.

Volunteer Recognition Programs Your Employees Will Love

Join VolunteerMatch, AT&T, Nationwide, and GoDaddy for this free webinar on 3/26.
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Employee volunteers that go above and beyond deserve recognition. Rewards and awards programs offer your employees incentive to get involved, fun competition with their coworkers, and a feeling of being appreciated.

Forbes: Another Data Point for Performance Reviews – Employee Volunteering

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As corporate volunteerism becomes an increasingly important part of the work experience, companies are coming up with new ways to embrace volunteering and tie it to their bottom lines.

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