This is the time of year where we tend to reflect on our lives and consider those who are less fortunate. As we enjoy the holidays, it’s always important to remember that there are many people out there struggling to get by.
Charity work is always great, but it is particularly fulfilling during the holiday season when we can help brighten the day for someone who’s going through a rough patch. At InfoCision, we regularly encourage our employees to do charity work and organize many events ourselves. For instance, recently more than 50 of our workers helped the Salvation Army during its Red Kettle Drive, which helps raise money for the needy.
Working for a good cause can do even more than improve the lives of those less fortunate, however. It is also a great way to build team spirit, as it gives employees a chance to bond and get to know each other outside of a work environment.
Even more importantly, organizing company-wide charity events and encouraging volunteer work helps establish a company culture that gives your employees a sense of pride. That is more important than you might think, especially when it comes to onboarding and retaining young talent; according to the 2014 Millennial Impact Report from Achieve, one-third of millennials surveyed said a company’s volunteer policies affected their decision to apply for a job.
Building team spirit through charity work does everything from putting your employees in a better frame of mind to offering high quality of customer service to helping you more effectively recruit new talent. The bottom line is that a volunteer spirit is good for the heart, the soul, and for your business.
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Steve Brubaker began his career at InfoCision in 1985. In his current role as Chief of Staff and as a member of the Executive Team he is responsible for HR, internal and external communications, and manages the company’s legal and compliance departments. Brubaker is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Teleservices Association (ATA). He also donates his time to serve on several University boards, including the Executive Advisory Board for The Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing at The University of Akron and The University of Akron Foundation Board. He has also been honored with a number of awards and recognitions for his contributions to the call center industry, including the ATA’s higher honor, the prestigious Fulcrum Award