Conducted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, this research project explores how companies are investing in corporate foundation giving and employee volunteering and how these community involvement efforts connect to overall business success.
Engaging employees is a best practice that results in keeping workplace productivity high and turnover rates low. Research makes a direct connection between effective efforts and retaining engaged and productive employees, so it's no surprise that engaging employees has emerged as a key performance indicator for corporate citizenship. High levels of employee engagement benefit companies by boosting reputation and recruiting new talent, and can serve as a tool to help corporate social responsibility professionals gain executive buy-in.
Employee engagement activities include wellness programs, sustainability efforts, volunteer opportunities, mentoring initiatives, giving campaigns, and other types of workplace corporate responsibility activities that provide employees with an outlet for sharing their talents. It also grants them an opportunity to build meaningful networks both within the company and with external stakeholders. Empirical research shows consistently that engaged employees feel more positively about their jobs and are more productive. When you employ CSR programs that provide employees with opportunities to develop, challenge themselves, and form meaningful connections to peers within the company and in the broader community, you can help your company reap the benefits of an engaged workforce.
The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship is here to help you develop the most effective corporate responsibility program possible. Below is a sample of what we offer our members.
Upcoming Courses in Engaging Employees
DEC 6-7, 2017 - Today’s employee volunteer programs—whether they are traditional, skills-based, or pro bono—provide opportunities to develop skills, network with other employees, and reinforce personal and company values. Does your program maximize value on all three of these dimensions?Enroll Now
JAN 8-MAR 2, 2018 - Enroll by NOV 24 and SAVE $200 - Today’s employee volunteer programs—whether they are traditional, skills-based, or pro bono—provide opportunities to develop skills, network with other employees, and reinforce personal and company values. Does your program maximize value on all three of these dimensions?Enroll Now