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.
Employee engagement is essential to keeping workplace productivity high and turnover rates among employees low. With research making a direct connection between effective efforts and retaining engaged and productive employees, it’s no surprise that employee engagement has emerged as a key performance indicator for corporate citizenship. High levels of employee engagement boost reputation and aid in recruitment of new talent, and can also serve as a tool to help CSR professionals gain executive buy-in.
Engaging employees in wellness programs, sustainability efforts, volunteer opportunities, mentoring initiatives, giving campaigns, and other types of workplace CSR activities provides individuals 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. Here is a sample of what we offer our members.
Upcoming Courses in Engaging Employees
OCT 25-26, 2017 - Corporate citizenship initiatives, especially volunteer and giving programs, have the potential to increase engagement. This course explores strategies, tools, and leading practices for designing your corporate citizenship with the objective of improving employee engagement.Enroll Now
NOV 6-DEC 22, 2017 - Enroll by SEPT 22 and SAVE $200 - Corporate citizenship initiatives, especially volunteer and giving programs, have the potential to increase engagement. This course explores strategies, tools, and leading practices for designing your corporate citizenship with the objective of improving employee engagement.Enroll Now
DEC 6-7, 2017 - Enroll by OCT 6 and SAVE $250 - 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