As we approach the season of giving, your business has a unique opportunity to help your community. From employee volunteering to charity donations, here are a few ways your business can give back to your community this Holiday season.
Donate to charity
Charitable acts like donating are performed without expecting a direct gain, but that doesn’t mean your company won’t receive some indirect benefits. Several studies have highlighted that Millennials love doing business with companies that match their values. In fact, almost seven in ten Canadian Millennials actively consider company values when making a purchase. Donating to a charitable cause improves not only the health of your community but also builds the respect of your employees, customers and stakeholders.
There are lots of worthy charities to donate to in Brampton. Not sure how to find them? Ask us
Volunteer for a good cause
Granting your staff time off to engage in charitable work is a win-win situation. It’s good for your community, it’s been shown to boost employee mental health, and it even serves to strengthen the leadership skills of your team. Around this time of year, there are so many meaningful ways to volunteer. Toy and food drives for families, Christmas Tree donations, and even carol singing for the extroverted among us.
Get involved in your community
All it takes is curiosity and a willingness to pitch in to make a lasting, positive impact on the community you serve. Your customers will appreciate it and will pay your business back in kind.
Reward your employees
Giving back this Holiday season isn’t just isolated to your community. Making your employees feel valued will lead to a happier and more engaged team. It will also serve to boost your staff retention. Here are several ideas for how to achieve this:
- Holiday bonus
- Staff party
- Additional time off over the Holidays
- A personalized gift
- A donation to a local charity in their name.
A small gesture of thanks can go so far in making your team feel appreciated this Holiday season.