Benefits

TimeBank's Employee Volunteering programmes - a win-win solution to building lasting success

A growing body of research supports the case for investing in employee engagement in the community. These findings reveal that employee volunteering programmes help organisations benefit from:

  • Employee volunteering helps you build social capital by improving your company’s image in the community. It also helps to increase your attractiveness as a recruiter - graduates are more attracted to firms that exhibit good corporate citizenship.
  • Community involvement can generate increased morale, motivation, commitment and performance. In addition, employees can bring back new skills and ideas to the workplace which can improve creativity.
  • Our own survey, involving over 3,000 UK employers and employees, showed that 94% of employers think that employee volunteering has added to the skills of their workforce.
  • An employee volunteering scheme is an effective way to encourage fresh perspectives and inter-departmental cohesion, bringing together people from all levels.
  • If you don't have the resources to manage a volunteering programme,  think about outsourcing it to TimeBank - it might be a more cost effective solution for your business. 

To find out more, email employeevolunteering@timebank.org.uk or phone us on 0203 111 0700.

Sources:

Volunteering – The Business Case (Andrew Wilson and Francesca Hicks of Corporate Citizenship - published by the City of London, May 2010)

The Career Benefits of Volunteering (Research commissioned by TimeBank and carried out by Reed.co.uk, involving over 3,000 UK employers and employees - June 2009)

Using Corporate Social Responsibility to Win the War for Talent (C.B. Bhattacharya, Sankar Sen and Daniel Korschun – 2008)