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
Inter – NGO QUIZ WITH UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN
LIGHT UP LIVES-A TALENT SHOW FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN
ONE DAY INDOOR SUMMER CAMP
EMPLOYEE-ORGANISED FUN FAIR
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.
PARTY WITH A DIFFERENCE
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 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
ORGANISE HEALTH CAMPS
A FUN DAY OUT
WOMEN & YOUTH EMPOWERMENT – UNDERSTANDING BANKING
INTER – NGO SPORTS MEET
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.