The Give Where You Live Foundation’s Workplace Giving program is great for everyone.
A small, regular donation from your pay – Workplace Giving is a great way to make a real difference to the lives of people living with the effects of disadvantage in the Geelong Community.
We covered all the ways that Workplace Giving can be beneficial to the community and individual givers in our last blog, the Top 5 Reasons to Become a Workplace Giver.
But did you know that Workplace Giving is also great for your organisation?
You’ll attract the best and brightest in the field
Workplace Giving can help your organisation get the top recruits in your industry lining up at your door. A 2015 study found that 81% of respondents considered an organisation’s commitment to social issues as a critical factor in deciding where they work.
This is even truer for young employees aged 15-35 years. In a 2016 study it was found that 62% of young employees would sacrifice a certain amount of their salary to work for a socially responsible company.
Ultimately, employees want to work for an organisation that gives back.
It will help your culture and staff retention.
Once you’ve attracted the best and brightest, the culture created by connecting to your community through Workplace Giving can help you retain your staff through a positive work culture. 80% of employees that take part in Workplace Giving believe that businesses and organisations with Workplace Giving are better places to work as they demonstrate a genuine commitment to the community.
But don’t take our word for it. A representative from the organisation Worley, with an office based in Geelong, spoke to us recently about the effect that Workplace Giving has on their corporate culture. “I know the staff who are part of Workplace Giving feel good about contributing …I believe everyone feels proud to work for a company who involves itself with such a wonderful community initiative.”
It connects your organisation with the community.
There has been a big shift in recent times towards supporting all things local. The COVID pandemic has highlighted the importance of supporting both the local community and local businesses. There has never been a more important time to underscore your connection with the local community.
Getting your organisation involved in Workplace Giving is one of the most effective means of connecting with the community. Through Give Where You Live’s Workplace Giving program – all donations stay right here in the Geelong region, so you can cement your organisation’s reputation as a supporter of your local community.
Start the Conversation at your Workplace
To all the organisations that facilitate Workplace Giving across our region, thank you for giving so much back to the community.
If you’re looking to start the workplace giving conversation within your organisation, you can access all the resources you need on the Workplace Giving page on our Website.
If you have any questions about getting Workplace Giving set up, you can call our Partnerships Manager Kirsty Howell on (03) 5229 4364 or via email at Kirsty@givewhereyoulive.com.au.