“Work is simply something to be endured.” Right? BIZZZT – wrong! The average American spends 9 hours, 12 minutes, and 36 seconds ‘Working & Commuting’ on an average workday (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics). So it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that people want their work – that thing to which they dedicate so many of their waking hours – to mean something. They want to make an impact on the causes they care about and work for employers who are equally as committed.
It’s estimated that on Valentine's Day, Americans purchased roughly $18.6 billion worth of flowers, jewelry, chocolate and other romantic gifts for their Valentines, with nearly half of all tablet and smartphone owners using their handy mobile devices to make those sweet gestures (according to the National Retail Federation).
Digital, Branded Age of Workplace Giving Arrives in Force
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 27, 2012 /3BL Media/ — This year saw further signs that the once staid tradition of employees taking part in annual workplace giving campaigns has been upended by digital technology, younger workers with new ideas, and the need for more engagement between employers and employees. Those are the preliminary findings from America’s Charities 2012 Snapshot: Trends and Strategies to Engage Employees in Greater Giving, its third report since 2000 about the $3 billion dollars employees donate on the job each year to worthy non-profits.