We offer CSR Volunteering opportunities & Teambuilding sessions
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) helps a company play a positive role in the community and consider environmental and social impact of business decisions. The 4 main types environmental, ethical , philanthropic economic . also diversity + inclusion, governance, well-being and employee engagement. Basic principles Sustainability – Accountability – Transparency – Ethical behaviour.
Volunteering to help others is a highly rewarding aspect of one’s personal life. Yet, some may find it difficult to find the time or the right organization. A growing trend of corporate community engagement, makes an impact easy. It makes going to work more meaningful and enjoyable! Volunteering is one important component that can help a company reach its CSR goals. When established , volunteering through a CSR program, benefits the employees, the nonprofits they work with, and the people who benefit from those programs. Volunteering enriches the workplace by increasing employee engagement, and happiness. Offering volunteer programs helps attract and retain talent Studies find that people are more likely to be engaged with and loyal to a company through volunteering and prefer to work for companies focused on social good. Implementing a volunteer program can also help you prevent staff turnover by addressing reasons an employee will quit their job. These reasons range from lack of opportunities – office culture – relationships with others. If employees are bored or unchallenged at work, or unable to contribute meaningfully to the company’s business goals, a volunteer program may be able to address each of these shortcomings in turn. Why? Because volunteering allows employees to put their natural abilities to good use and lets them cultivate skills, like leadership and problem-solving. These benefits translate back to their role in the company and can improve their daily work performance. In turn, a general improvement in employee performance will lead to a better overall mood and culture within the office. Volunteering with co-workers and management also gives employees a chance to socialize and work together outside of the office. Employees from different departments, different schedules, or different levels of seniority spend time together. Sharing a volunteering experience can create a natural bond between employees who rarely see each other at the office. Strengthening bonds between employees can improve relationships and cultivate a sense of camaraderie in the workplace, as well. Outside of employee happiness and relationships, volunteering is also better for a company’s ROI, even if it seems counter-intuitive to give away time and/or money as a for-profit organization. Because volunteering improves employee satisfaction and increases retention rates, this naturally drives down the cost required to attract and train new employees. And of course, volunteering itself helps serve the local, national, or global community it does not have to be an expensive. Offering company business skills or allow their employees’ services for public good if they have skills the organizations desperately need.
A good non-profit and business volunteering partnership only works when they: Share a vision. What are the 2 organizations trying to accomplish together?
Define responsibilities – Measure / evaluate volunteers – Transparency – Flexibility. Maintaining a successful volunteer program / partnership with a non-profit takes passion and dedication. But the return on this investment is worth it: businesses will see happier and more engaged employees, which decreases costs to hire new employees and increases retention rates. Employees who volunteer will improve their work skills and relationships between other employees and management, leading to a stronger team. Partnering with a non-profit to offer a volunteer program allows both parties to work toward a shared mission, improving the community, and strengthening CSR initiatives. CONTACT US ON Hoofprintsminiaturehaven@gmail.com for details
TEAMBUILDING Team building is an ongoing process that helps a work group evolve into a cohesive unit. The team members not only share expectations for accomplishing group tasks, but trust and support one another and respect one another’s individual differences. Team bonding is an ongoing process where teams become closer and build trust and ease of communication. Bonding involves increasing loyalty to one another and to the team. One popular way of helping this process is through positive shared experiences in the form of fun activities.
7 teamwork skills that are essential for success:
Communication is the foundation of effective teamwork
Time management – Problem solving – Listening – Critical thinking – Collaboration – Leadership
Most events have a team formation round, the group chooses a name and lead reporter. Facilitate group dynamics. Discuss and commit to answers together Focus on Communication of clear directions, listening.
Lead by Example – Encourage Group Socialization – Ensure Every Voice Is Heard.
Keep an Open Line of Communication – Foster Debate Not Conflict – Reward Good Work.