The Evidence Is In: What You Need To Know About Feel-Good Employee Engagement

Use these employee giving facts to make the case for an investment in the employee engagement and volunteering opportunities at your company.


    1. Hire better talent by being a standout company where people want to work.

    • Fifty percent of millennials say they would take a pay cut to find work that matches their values.
      Source: The Deloitte Millennial Survey
    • 75% of workers expect their employers to donate money to people in need in their own communities or allow workers to volunteer their time.
      Source: Glassdoor

    2. Turn employees into ambassadors by placing purpose front and center.

    • More than half of millennials would defend a purpose-driven company if people spoke badly of it.
      Source: Cone Purpose Study 2018
    • Highly engaged sales teams exceed sales goals by an average of 4% and retail stores with high employee engagement have 5% higher customer satisfaction scores.
      Source: Aon

    3. Save costs by ensuring your employees are active and engaged at the office.

    • Highly engaged employees are 36% more likely to stay at an organization.
      Source: Aon
    • US employees who fall into the “not engaged” and “actively disengaged” categories cost their companies $319 billion to $398 billion annually.
      Source: Gallup
    • Employees who have a chance to give to charities through their workplace are happier than those who do not.
      Source: Harvard Business School
    • Half of employees believe their employer should connect them with opportunities for charitable engagement.
      Source: America’s Charities Snapshot

    4. Create meaning and well-being at work through volunteering.

    • 72% of employees value the opportunities they have to actually support the community.
      Source: Aon
    • Employees who are engaged and have high well-being are 19% more likely to have volunteered their time in the past month.
      Source: Gallup

    5. Unlock the opportunity of skills-based volunteering in support of learning and development.

    • A full 83% of executives believe skills-based volunteerism could help employees satisfy their desire for purpose and hone their teamwork and leadership abilities.
      Source: Covestro
    • Only 26% of executives say their companies have utilized skills-based volunteerism.
      Source: Covestro

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