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Ideas Outside of the Workplace

March 6, 2014

Author: Kelsey

This month is all about ideas and how they can have a big impact on your business. If you had the opportunity to lift spirits, expand your network of contacts, and bring increased energy to your workplace, would you? What if I told you it was as easy as employee volunteering? Over three-quarters of employees who volunteered in the last twelve months found that they felt more calm and peaceful and were experiencing less overall stress in their lives. Volunteering not only boosts your spirits, it can make you feel more invigorated. This increased energy is then brought to the workplace, making your employees feel more productive. This, in turn, impacts your company’s bottom line.

Building strong colleague connections outside of the workplace can improve productivity and engagement in the office. Our team members are highly encouraged to get involved in community initiatives. These areas range from arts, leadership, and professional development, all the way to disaster planning. We also find it important to promote collaborative development and mentorship, both in and out of the office.

One-third of U.S. corporations encourage some form of employee volunteering, and platforms such as Causecast are simplifying the work involved. Causecast makes volunteering easy by managing nonprofit relationships, volunteer opportunities and volunteers, donation processing, matching gifts, volunteer grants, events, disaster response, board service, and more. If your business has a large number of employees, you may want to consider utilizing Causecast.

Next month is National Volunteer Month, so there is no better time to increase employee engagement, diversify touch points in your community, and build stronger legacies of impact. So go ahead and look into introducing an employee volunteer program in your workplace, or give your current program the boost it needs. You just might raise job satisfaction levels, spread good word of mouth, and increase retention rates.

Have a good cause or charity that we can assist with? Let us know why and how we can help! Our team is currently taking recommendations for volunteer work around the Fond du Lac, WI area. Stop by our Facebook page and let us know!