Employee Participation in Volunteer Work

In an article from TLNT, a Blue Cross and Blue Shield study is cited that says employees are 2.7 times more likely to participate in employer-sponsored volunteer work if their boss also volunteers. The study found that employees who volunteer on behalf of their company have less attrition, higher engagement scores and higher performance at work. These are the type of employees most HR professionals search for. So, how can you inspire your employees to volunteer more?

The study suggests encouraging your managers, directors and vice presidents to volunteer and asking them to invite their subordinates. TLNT recommends that HR professionals become strategic, advising them to ask a leader who enjoys volunteering to organize projects and get more employees involved. The casual setting of people talking, laughing and feeling good about themselves and their company provides new found respect for both the employee and the supervisor. How will your HR professionals work towards organizing employee volunteer engagement?