Every day, I work with corporate leaders who understand the power of business platforms to make a difference. Regardless of the specific professional missions of their companies, these executives recognize that there’s a natural social mission they can tap into that will transform their place in the world, greatly impacting their communities, employees and bottom lines. The companies that fully embrace this higher purpose open themselves up to an exciting journey that enriches their culture and keeps them rapidly evolving as organizations.
If you care about Millennial recruitment - which you should if you care about the future of your company - you need to understand how to make these socially conscious employees feel connected to the greater purpose of your company. It’s not enough to offer a volunteer and giving program; you need to think about how to make this program inviting to employees of each generation, from X-ers to Boomers and beyond.
The other day, we received an interesting email from a young employee who wants to leave her job. One of the most important qualities that this woman is looking for in her next company is something we see as an increasing priority for many job seekers, particularly millennials: a robust volunteer and giving program.
Summer is the high season for interns, so corporate environments everywhere often look a little younger. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), estimates of the total number of interns range from one to two million - but this is only a guess, since so many businesses don’t document unpaid interns.
The landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalizes marriage amongst all people, regardless of sexual orientation, offers a clear demarcation line between the right and wrong sides of history.
Washington, D.C. – June 30, 2015 – America’s Charities, the leader in workplace giving and philanthropy, and Causecast, the premiere giving and volunteering technology platform, have partnered to bring the most comprehensive charitable giving, volunteerism, and employee engagement solution to companies.
Giving USA recently released its report on philanthropy for 2014 and the news is encouraging; giving has increased five years in a row.
Corporate America is obsessed with employee engagement. And why not? Gallup’s annual reports on employee engagement tell us that engaged employees give approximately 57% more effort and are 87% less likely to resign. Organizations with above-average levels of employee engagement reap 147% higher earnings per share. When both customer and employee engagement are above average, they experience a 240% jump in performance-related business outcomes.