Running a busy nonprofit often means having access to a standing army of capable volunteers, ready at a moment’s notice to donate hours from their busy lives. Nobody knows this better than Zakiyyah Mohamed-Stevens, Program Manager of Little Essentials in New York. Little Essentials receives donations from families in New York and works with community partners to distribute children’s supplies to at-risk families living in poverty.
High Employee Turnover: Quality Employee Onboarding Reduces Quick Exits
Employee onboarding is one of the most important factors helping new recruits get adjusted to the way of working in an organization. It is also one of the first things an organization can do to ensure improvement in high employee turnover.
Are you organizing a corporate volunteering program? Selecting someone to lead the program is likely on your To-Do list! This is a terrific opportunity for someone in your organization to develop crucial skills that will help them further their career. Consider selecting a promising executive as your leader as it will give them a safe place to develop managerial skills.
Your first step in the process of choosing a leader should be to draft a position description to spell out the expectations. Include specific duties, time expected, and qualifications required just as you would for salaried positions in your company. Do not select someone as a leader of your program that does not meet the requirements you spell out.
One of the most significant challenges among corporate volunteering programs is increasing participation. It’s not that people don’t want to give back - in fact, most people have a charity or cause that they are passionate about. Read on to see how to inspire your team.
What IS employee engagement? It's a common problem that companies have with employees who are not engaged and not challenged adequately with their tasks is having difficulties in retaining them long term. On a smaller scale, issues like lack of enthusiasm usually lead to less productivity and a decrease in the quality of their work.
Volunteering Performance is important because by now, it is widely known that volunteering can substantially increase a brand’s reputation, social awareness, and above all, employee engagement. In fact, 94% of employees agree volunteering improves their mood and gives them a sense of purpose, while the businesses that established volunteer programs improved their image and increased profitability.
Setting volunteer participation goals is getting more and more important as volunteering is getting bigger; the age of millennials popularized it again, so doing a good deed and investing your time and effort in order to contribute to a cause is considered trendy now. However, volunteering organizations don’t always function properly – most of them are not used to having a significant workforce at their disposal, so most of the work they are able to organize doesn’t go further than the superficial level.