Employee volunteering programs are often designed to benefit the community. As much as these programs are designed to help the people in need, the stakeholders involved also benefit greatly. The main players in an employee volunteering program are employers and employees. This write-up thus explores the perks of volunteering for both employers and employees.
Benefits to Employers
Organizations stand to gain a lot by giving back to the community. One of the main benefits enjoyed by employers is the benefit to attract and retain top talent. This benefit is justified by the fact that most millennials seeking employment opportunities are largely after job opportunities that fit their personal and moral compass. Moreover, corporate social responsibility also improves the organization’s image, a fact that proves vital in growing the business’ bottom line.
Benefits to Employees
Volunteering or giving to the community cannot be in vain. Employees who participate in a volunteering program, to a large extent, develop their skills and gain a greater understanding of the issues around them. On a personal level, volunteering comes with a sense of achievement on a personal and collective level. Furthermore, these skills and qualifications make the employees more employable and enhance their professional mobility.