The unemployment rate in the U.S. is at a 17-year low, which is good news for American workers. Companies that want to add high-quality employees to their ranks are finding it hard to attract new talent. Offering a competitive salary and generous bonus programs are not enough. Candidates want time away from work to volunteer in the community. Doing so boosts employee morale and helps create a positive workplace. A 2017 Deloitte Volunteerism Survey reported:
- 70 percent believe that volunteer opportunities boost morale more than company mixers.
- 77 percent believe that volunteerism is essential to employee well-being.
- 89 percent of the respondents think that company-sponsored volunteer activities, such as 10k runs or food drives, create a better working environment.
One of the components in the year-long SelfCare for HealthCare™ program is Making a Difference. To learn about this and more ways to recruit new talent, visit us at SelfCare for HealthCare™.