With many organizations across North America adopting work-from-home models in 2020, it’s crucial that your business hosts regular virtual team building events to improve employee morale and collaboration. Virtual team building events bring a large number of benefits to your organization, such as improved communication, increased employee productivity, better collaboration between staff, happier employees and a stronger sense of team spirit.
Combine these virtual team building events with a charitable initiative and your business, as well as the charity you choose to donate to, will see even further benefits.
What are the benefits of hosting a corporate charity event?
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is rewarding for both your business and the charity that you donate to, but it can also provide significant benefits for your employees and your organization’s company culture.
Here’s four reasons why hosting a charity event is good business:
#1 - Improved employee morale
A 2016 Deloitte study on volunteering found that millennials were “twice as likely to rate their corporate culture as very positive” if their company participated in charitable activities. These employees were more likely to be proud, loyal and satisfied workers, compared with those who rarely or never volunteer. By taking an active interest in donating to good causes, your business can see a huge boost in employee morale.
#2 - It’s good for your community
Making the effort to improve your local community won’t go unnoticed by your surrounding areas, or your employees involved in the event. Your employees live in your area, and they care about the community. By aligning your charitable initiatives with the causes that have the most meaning to your workforce, you’ll create a happier workforce.
#3 - Building a superior company culture
To ensure your company is able to continue hiring and retaining the top talent in your industry, creating a superior workplace culture is key. Today’s candidates are far more selective about the brands they work with than they have been ever before. Thankfully, hosting regular charity events is just one element that goes into building an attractive company culture that makes your business a more attractive proposition to candidates.
#4 - Improved employee engagement and performance
Employees involved in charitable virtual team building events will be more engaged with your organization. As a result, they will be more passionate about their jobs and perform higher-quality work. When your employees feel good about where they work it will reflect in their day-to-day tasks. Passionate employees will collaborate more effectively, build stronger relationships, be more productive and enjoy where they work.
Looking to turn your virtual team building event into a charitable initiative?
Do you want to realize the benefits of both team building and corporate social responsibility in one seamless virtual team building event? Of course you do, and Teambonders is here to help!
Teambonders has a wide range of virtual events that promote collaboration, drive employee engagement and encourage professional development for your company’s employees - and we can make any of these virtual programs a charitable event.
All you need to do is pick a program from our extensive collection of virtual team building events, and we can tailor that activity to meet the specific charitable vision and objectives of your business.
Want to learn more? Contact the Teambonders team of virtual event experts today. We would love to help you design a charitable team building event that’s beneficial for not just the morale of your employees, but for your local community as well.