Engage employees around a common cause
Studies have shown that to be united for a good cause strengthens the links between employees and their degree of
mobilization - both key elements of productivity.
We are all affected
The overwhelming majority of Canadians is likely to be affected by chronic disease or a major illness during their lifetimes. Eighty-seven percent, to be exact.
That’s a staggering number. One that adds up to $90 billion a year in lost productivity and treatment costs – and devastating consequences for individuals and families.
The bottom line is that we all have a stake in supporting efforts to prevent, treat and cure diseases like cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and muscular dystrophy.
What giving brings to your workplace
Studies have shown that rallying around a good cause brings employees together and strengthens their engagement, both of which are key to positive productivity. Companies where employees are highly engaged report:
- 29% higher revenues
- 50% more productivity
- 33% more profit
- 44% higher retention rates
- 56% better customer loyalty
Employee engagement has a positive impact on morale, job performance, absenteeism and benefits expenses. That’s why 70 percent of companies today offer paid-release time for volunteering, and many support matching gift programs as well.