Together we can make a differenceThursday, December 22, 2016
At TVH, we provide eight hours of volunteer time off to employees through our TVHCares initiative. This gives employees an opportunity to get involved with various non-profit organizations and charities to make an impact in the surrounding community. A study by Cone Research found that 79% of people prefer to work for a socially responsible company.
We have a lot of passionate people at TVH who want to give back. Volunteer time off provides time for our employees to serve and give back while also bonding among co-workers as we gather outside the workplace. Being involved in the work rather than merely a corporate donation leads to a deeper sense of commitment, pride and connection with employees.
Employees who are passionate about something outside of work (volunteering or serving a cause) are more likely to be passionate at work. In addition, studies have proven that people derive more happiness from experiences than from material things. The experience of being involved in serving others in the community enables employees to return to work refreshed, invigorated and full of positive energy. UnitedHealth Group’s Health and Volunteering Study indicates that “People who volunteer report that they feel better emotionally, mentally and physically.”
“Companies with the highest levels of employee [volunteer] engagement see more than a 19% average annual increase in their operating income. Studies show that employees involved in company cause programs are 28% more likely to be proud of their company’s values, and 36% more likely to feel a strong sense of loyalty. This, in turn, can lead to improved job performance and lower turnover.” – New York Cares
Combine the happiness derived from an enriching and inspiring volunteer experience with the appeal of working for a company that embraces giving back by providing volunteer time off and you have an amazing perk.
If you’d like to learn more about our programs or health and wellness at your workplace contact Lucy DelSarto at firstname.lastname@example.org.