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


Nov 28, 2018

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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
    • U.S. 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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