How do they define “socially responsible”? Many ways, but having an active volunteer program is one of them. Some basic benefits of such a program are: improved employee engagement, strong recruitment of younger employees, improved corporate visibility, employee development, encouraging teamwork, improved communication, building brand awareness, improved employee retention.
Considering the average cost of replacing a worker is 150% of their salary, and the average cost of setting up a coordinated volunteer effort is $4,000 annually, the benefit to the bottom line is clear. Now, how do you go about setting up a program?
Step one: brainstorm what local charities align with your vision and company culture
Step two: contact said charity and ask about their corporate volunteerism program (they probably have one)
Step three: implement.
Any of that seems overwhelming? Call The Good Doctors and we’ll get you started.
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