Companies are starting to recognize that volunteer work is an actual opportunity to build on employees’ skills — rather than just attract new hires. Here, we share a few ways that volunteering can improve employees’ professional skills and how your employee volunteer program can better support this development.The Importance of Employee Volunteer Recognition
Studies show that employees aren’t motivated by increased pay or promotions; they’re motivated by simple appreciation. When it comes to motivating employee volunteers, here are a few things you can do to recognize and encourage their hard work.Employee Volunteer Teams
An employee volunteer team (EVT) is an independent team dedicated to organizing and running an employee volunteer program. An EVT is created to allow employees to share the responsibilities of managing a business’s volunteer program. It’s also an efficient way to get employees involved and excited about your company’s volunteering efforts. Learn more about EVTs here.Volunteer Programs for Recruiting
Studies show that employees seek companies with employee volunteer programs and that they are more loyal to a company that helps them contribute to important causes. Here are a few tips on how you can bring in top talent using your own EVP.