Attracting young talent to a company may be linked to the company’s opportunities for workplace giving and volunteerism. A recent article from The Chronicle of Philanthropy cites the results of the 2014 Millennial Impact Report – a survey administered to 1,500 employed millenials between the ages of 20 and 34 by Achieve.org – which reveals that large percentages of this age group say that a company’s volunteer policies affected their decisions to both apply for a job and accept certain offers. In the article, President of Achieve, Derrick Feldmann, explains that millenials are “blending who they are, what they do, what they stand for, and the causes and things they care about into the workplace.” Ultimately, job-seeking millennials are looking for opportunities that will allow them to better themselves and the world at large, which in turn creates an engaging work enviroment. Click on the link below to read the full article from The Chronicle of Philanthropy. (Photo courtesy of Humana.)
At Americans for the Arts, we understand how embracing a culture of volunteerism can benefit a business. Our Business Volunteers for the Arts (BVA) program encourages businesses to engage in volunteering opportunities in the arts as a way to attract new talent to the company while simultaneously increasing the satisfaction and broadening the experience of current employees. BVA works by pairing nonprofit arts organizations with business professionals who volunteer their time and skills to assist with unique projects, helping employees feel more engaged on the job, learn new skills and make new connections.
Visit Americans for the Arts' BVA page to learn more about the BVA program and how you can get involved.