Increase Your Startup’s Workplace Happiness, Engagement, and Commitment

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StartingUpGood Magazine
1 min readFeb 9, 2016

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Nestle employees recreate Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” music video at company headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland. (Source: Nestle, Flickr)

You can use company-wide volunteer programs to improve your work culture, and employees’ performance and loyalty.

  • 55% of employees who take part in at least one corporate social good activity were ranked as high performers and averaged 6.7 years at the company, PriceWaterhouseCoopers found in a study of its own workplace. Among employees with two or more activities, 60 percent were high performers, and the group averaged 7.4 years at the company.
  • 96% of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Inc., employees who are eco-minded and volunteer together on projects like reducing cafeteria waste, and saving energy and water, say contributing to their cause at work improves their commitment to their job and the company, Tom Mohin, Director of Corporate Responsibility at AMD, told Forbes.
  • In a study by Unitedhealthcare, 76% of respondents said, “I feel better about my employer because of their involvement in my volunteer activities,” and 81% reported that volunteering with their colleagues strengthened their relationships with each other.
  • Job satisfaction jumps by 47% among employees who engage with skills-based volunteer programs, a True Impact Report showed.

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