Survey: One-Third of Job Seekers Want to Work for Companies That Give
Back to the Community
TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Nice guys may finish last, but a new OfficeTeam survey suggests that nice companies can lead the race for many when it
comes to recruiting. More than three in 10 (31 per cent) professionals said an organization's participation in charitable
activities has at least somewhat of an influence in their decision to
The survey of office workers was developed by OfficeTeam, a leading
staffing service specializing in the placement of highly skilled
administrative professionals. It was conducted by an independent
research firm and is based on telephone interviews with more than 275
Canadians 18 years of age or older and employed in office environments.
Workers were asked, "To what extent does a company's participation in charitable activities
influence your decision to work there?" Their responses:
A lot of influence
Not too much influence
No influence at all
"Though giving back to the community may not be the number one deciding
factor in attracting prospective employees, companies can't ignore the
fact that a large segment of their workforce values corporate altruism,
and that it can be one deciding factor in the war for talent," said
Robert Hosking, executive director of OfficeTeam.
"Philanthropy programs can be a selling point when recruiting candidates
and also help improve employee retention. Organizations can increase
team morale and participation in charitable activities by aligning with
causes that resonate with staff."
OfficeTeam identifies five ways to incorporate philanthropic activities into your company's workplace:
1. Give back. Organize a clothing, toy or food drive that benefits a nonprofit
2. Get involved. Provide the opportunity for employees to volunteer as a group at a soup
kitchen or beach cleanup. This doubles as a great team-building activity.
3. Show your support. Sponsor, host or participate in a charity event such as an auction or 5K
4. Chip in. Donate to causes that matter most to employees, such as disaster-relief
efforts or local schools.
5. Match it. Consider offering a matching-gifts program that supplements workers'
charitable contributions or activities.
OfficeTeam is the nation's leading staffing service specializing in the
temporary placement of highly skilled office and administrative support
professionals. The company has more than 300 locations worldwide and
offers online job search services at www.officeteam.com. Follow OfficeTeam at twitter.com/officeteam, and gain insights into the latest administrative hiring and salary
trends at www.officeteam.com/salarycentre.
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SOURCE: Robert Half Canada
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