The Great Resignation has seen a record 48 million people quitting their jobs in 2021, with another 4.3 million leaving in January 2022. Job resignations have increased 23% above pre-pandemic rates, with most people quitting for a new job. This new hallmark in the labor market has driven employers to find new ways of attracting and engaging with employees to stay competitive in today’s job market.
A new benefit beyond salary that workplaces can tap into for recruiting and retaining employees is offering charitable giving programs. America’s Charities’ Snapshot Employee Donor Research found that 71% of surveyed employees state that it’s imperative to work for a company with a supportive culture for giving and volunteering. This result echoes Cone Communications‘ employee engagement survey, where 74% of employees said the opportunity to positively impact social responsibility issues makes their jobs more fulfilling, and 70% of employees said they would be loyal to a company that valued corporate responsibility.
People want to work for and with socially responsible companies, and they see it as a strong differentiating factor when considering where to work. Knowing this, your company can build a workplace community and culture of giving by involving your employees and meeting them where they’re at. Not to mention, having a reputation as a socially responsible company that improves their communities improves how your current employees feel about working for you, leading to more recommendations and attracting more talent.
In this blog, we’ll show you how to:
- Understand what matters most to your employees
- Give incentive to give
- Set up campaigns everyone can be a part of
- Celebrate the impact of your brand and employees
Understand What Matters Most to Your Employees
Give Incentive to Give
Set Up Campaigns Everyone Can Be a Part Of
- Advertising them in-house with email, Slack, and announcements at all hands
- Having employees act as workplace ambassadors for their favorite nonprofits
- Using software that makes it easy for employees to choose their charities with workplace matching funds
- Letting employees deduct pre-tax funds from their paychecks to give directly to charities
- Using software that simplifies the request process if you’re using a traditional matching model