Four things to consider before sending employee volunteers abroad

Volunteer experiences in developing countries for employees can create enormous value for the communities the volunteers serve. It can also increase employee skills and, ultimately, their performance and job satisfaction. Well-planned overseas placements–often termed International Corporate Volunteering (ICV) – often develop: Adaptability, resilience, innovation – Striving to attain results in a short time frame in Continue Reading

Corporate community investment drives key business outcomes

NVW Blog Series – Part 3 To mark National Volunteer Week, Great Place to Work®, Volunteer Canada and the Corporate Council on Volunteering have collaborated to conduct a comprehensive research study on the impact corporate community investment has on employee engagement. This ground breaking Canadian-based research comes at the same time as the release of Great Continue Reading

Canadian business leaders converge to examine employee community engagement

Encouraging and assisting employees to volunteer, donate and otherwise support the community is a “good” thing for a company to do. But does it create business value? Leading Canadian companies in community investment are meeting in Toronto this week at Volunteer Canada’s Corporate Council on Volunteering (CCOV) semi-annual gathering to share data and strategies to Continue Reading