Young people enjoy learning when it involves employers. They value their expertise and are exposed to careers they may never have considered. Research shows that the more engagement young people have with employers, the more confident and better prepared they are for the world of work.
Employers who work with schools and colleges are investing in their communities and their staff, contributing to corporate social responsibility and improving employee satisfaction at the same time. They also build awareness of jobs in their sector amongst a diverse range of young people, creating new routes for recruitment.
Employees are making a difference to young people, a great source of personal and professional satisfaction and motivation, whilst developing workplace skills such as planning and communication.
Some reports that make the case for offering volunteering in your company.
- CIPD report: Employee volunteering for learning and development
- Employee Volunteering website: Benefits to Business
- City of London research report: Volunteering – The Business Case – this is all on the IG employers page and thought it would be good to include.