For a business to succeed, it has to successfully engage and serve its local community. This goes beyond connecting with other businesses in your area. Additionally, as the holidays kick into full swing, it’s natural to reflect on ways you can help those around you. But how do you get involved?

Helping those in need not only benefits your community, but it also boosts your office’s spirits. Creating community service programming for your business can give your employees a sense of positivity, contribute to an upbeat office culture, and help your company succeed.  Here are some fun ideas for encouraging your office to invest in serving the community.

  1. Sign Up for a Fun Run

Signing up your office for a fun run (or walk) to raise money for a cause that reflects you and your employees’ values is an easy way to bring your staff together. Not to mention, it’s a great opportunity to get outside and do something active. Consider creating a poll to share among your employees for a fundraising event they would like to support.

  1. Paid Time Off for Community Service Volunteering

According to Fortunegiving workers paid time off to volunteer is one way to make your company succeed. Therefore, some companies add to an employee’s paid vacation if they complete a full day of community service volunteer work.

  1. Volunteer as an Office on a Regular Basis

Come up with some community service organizations where your office volunteers on a monthly, quarterly, or biannual basis. For example, volunteering at Stewpot once a month is a fun way to make a big difference in your community.

According to Fortune, many employees working at businesses nominated for the 50 Best Businesses for Giving Back said that they were more likely to stay at their jobs and work extra hard when a project deadline is approaching or business is busy while 9 out of 10 of those employees said they are proud to tell others where they work.

For more advice on how to maintain a healthy and happy office, check out our previous blog posts! A healthy office is a happy office. As one of the leading staffing firms in Mississippi, Staffers offers temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct hire opportunities in the Jackson metro area! If you are someone you know is seeking employment, contact Staffers today at 601-362-1010 to join the Staffers team

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