The Future of Employee Engagement: Empowering Transformation at the 2015 Charities@Work Summit

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The Future of Employee Engagement: Empowering Transformation at the 2015 Charities@Work Summit

Chris Jarvis
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.@CharitiesAtWork: Times have changed & the role of the #CSR practitioner is more valuable than it’s ever been: http://bit.ly/1ybkXsw

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 11:45am

CAMPAIGN: Charities@Work Summit 2015

CONTENT: Blog

Up until just a few years ago, most men and women who worked in some facet of corporate social responsibility or employee engagement were accustomed to finding themselves in awkward conversations at dinner parties. Conversations that went something like this:

"So, what do you do?"

"Well, I'm in charge of employee volunteering and giving at my company."

"Pardon?"

"Yeah, I set up programs to make it possible for employees to volunteer and make charitable donations through the company. There are a lot of benefits to it."

"And they pay you for that?"
 

Thankfully, it's 2015 and the conversation is taking a positive turn.

These days, students are graduating with degrees in corporate social responsibility, writing their Master's Theses on the business benefits of employee volunteering and looking for jobs at companies that are investing in local communities. The number of Fortune 500 companies that offer employee volunteering and giving programs is nearing 100% and the resources available to them are increasing at an exponential rate. Times have changed and the role of the CSR practitioner is more valuable than it's ever been. So … what now? What can we expect for the future of employee engagement and volunteering? Read more...

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Keywords: Events, Media & Communications | Charities@Work | Corporate Citizenship | Corporate Responsibility | Employee Engagement | community involvement | corporate philanthropy | corporate social responsibility & community investment | corporate volunteering | csr | employee volunteering

CAMPAIGN: Charities@Work Summit 2015

CONTENT: Blog

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