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Employee Engagement

Efficient employee engagement tools keep employees energised and productive at work. Employee engagement through a cause is a vital means by which to strengthen employee relationships, enhance employee morale and even build critical skill sets and expertise. It is a great way to make the employees realise that the company cares about the workers’ general interests and social commitment.

When you make volunteering an integral part of your employee engagement strategy, your company is one step closer to enriching and creating a  corporate culture that top candidates to apply, inspire loyalty and high performance levels from employees, and build trust with customers, local community and stakeholders. Productivity increases when employees work together toward a common goal. This creates the sense that each worker is an integral part of a bigger team. As a result, every employee feels empowered and inspired to do their part, to not let the team down.

Understandably, corporate pride is directly related to employee engagement. If an employee is ashamed of her company for whatever reason — whether it’s the culture, the lack of values, or management’s philosophy — she’s not going to hang around for long. Volunteering activity often results in a personal attitude that identifies with more ethical behavior leading to ethical thoughts and ethical people. And finally, ethical people lead to ethical businesses.

Increasing employee engagement isn’t always easy, No two successful employee volunteering programmes are the same. Success is dependent on connecting employees with the causes they care about and the organizations that can truly benefit from their skills and expertise.

Concern India Foundation works with many corporates by creating tailor made options for volunteering best suited to the requirements of the corporate. Company-wide volunteering events set the precedent that the company uses the power of business for social good. It’s also a fantastic opportunity for employees across all professional levels and departments connect.

Some of the activities through which we engage employees:

VOLUNTEER AT OLD-AGE HOMES
This activity would be mutually beneficial for your employees and senior citizens, who enjoy these interactions. Employees can help by assisting with cooking, playing games like ‘antakshari’, and painting the premises.

Inter – NGO QUIZ WITH UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN
This activity involves volunteering mentoring and imparting lessons once a week to children from 4 NGOs over a period of at least 3 months, with the aim of improving their general knowledge, mathematics and spoken English. Modules for the sessions will be arranged and volunteers are responsible for enhancing their time together by sharing things like news articles, brain games, crosswords, and more. The program will culminate in an Inter-NGO Quiz between the groups.

LIGHT UP LIVES-A TALENT SHOW FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN
Light up Lives is a platform for visually challenged and autistic children to showcase their talent, especially singing. Employees can volunteer to manage event logistics, escort participants and distribute snacks.

ONE DAY INDOOR SUMMER CAMP
The children will be divided into groups supervised by employees and various activities will be organised. These could include making collages from recycled materials, diya decoration, lantern making, spelling bee competitions, general knowledge quizzes, dance contests, etc. Some employees will be in-charge of groups, while others will conduct the competitions. A meal will be served to the kids to wind up the day.

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EMPLOYEE-ORGANISED FUN FAIR
Concern India Foundation and the employees can plan various stalls, each to be manned by groups of employees. Stalls can include games like Knock over the Cans, Lucky Draw, Ring Toss, Face Painting etc. We can also hold singing/dancing competitions followed by meals for the children. This can be organised for physically disabled children and young adults too.

WALL PAINTING AT CHILDREN CENTRES

The walls of creches and schools for underprivileged children are often dull and worn out. Employees can get together and unleash their creativity by painting the walls and simultaneously providing life lessons to the children studying there.IMG-20160425-WA0014

PARTY WITH A DIFFERENCE
Going out for a meal to a fancy restaurant is something most of us take for granted but is often a dream for children living in orphanages or the elderly in old age homes. You can make this dream come true by taking a group of children/elderly to a restaurant for lunch or snacks and conducting a few fun activities to make it a party to remember.DSCN2931

TREE PLANTATION DRIVES

Employees are divided into teams. Each team plants saplings around the chosen location. The event invariably encourages goodwill and team spirit amongst employees, while knowing that they have contributed towards a social cause.

SPLASH

Splash is a drawing competition for differently bled children. It encourages children’s artistic ability and creative freedom. Approximately 150 children participate. Volunteering duties include receiving and supervising the children and distributing stationary and snack

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ORGANISE HEALTH CAMPS
Help organise a health camp for the underprivileged in their neighbourhood. Volunteers can assist doctors with conducting basic tests, creating and filing reports, distributing information/pamphlets and medicines etc.

A FUN DAY OUT
Employees can take children from NGO’s out for a field trip to the zoo, planetarium, and amusement park and so on. They can conduct interactive sessions and games related to the place of visit and ensure that the kids enjoy their day out whilst gaining some knowledge. This can be customised to commemorate occasions Women’s Day, Aids Day, Disability Day, Environment Day etc.

WOMEN & YOUTH EMPOWERMENT – UNDERSTANDING BANKING
This exercise focuses on financial literacy, specifically relevant to opening bank accounts.  It can be a two-day exercise where beneficiaries are taught the importance of opening an account and how to handle it, followed by a field trip to a bank to open accounts.

INTER – NGO SPORTS MEET 

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The Inter – NGO Sports Meet is a sports day for the underprivileged children in which about 600 children between the age group of 8 – 16 years participate. The Athletic Federation of India helps conduct this event. Some of the activities include races, long jump, shot-put etc. Employee Volunteers help take attendance, distribute meals, collate results, and write certificates.