Social Responsibility inspires employees to do their best on the job and contribute to the wellbeing of the community.
Improving society is a core value of many companies doing business today. CEOs and employees have learned that a work culture committed to philanthropy also improves their bottom line. It’s true—social responsibility is good for business. Here’s how:
It improves public perception of the company, resulting in heightened company trust
It allows employees to gain a wider perspective of the world and understand how the skills they have gained can translate across many areas of their lives
It personifies the company into a force for change and good, not simply a for-profit endeavor
It gives the company a competitive edge in the market
It cultivates greater employee satisfaction and loyalty
Employees today have a greater opportunity to make a difference in their communities by finding volunteering opportunities at work. For example, 2313 Inc’s support of Operation Smile allows the team to contribute to philanthropic causes and make a difference on a global scale. Our work with Operation Smile provides a positive example of social responsibility to our clients, employees, and business professionals.
Every employee has valuable skills to offer nonprofit organizations, from the ability to take photos at events, to making children laugh during medical missions, to organizing fundraisers. By offering their particular strengths and resources, employees can make a meaningful contribution to those in need.
A company’s public image can be swayed with of its social responsibility programs and how aware the public is about those programs. Anyone will usually say they feel more comfortable supporting a company that does its part to help with the community and support humanitarian work. It’s worth letting the public know about the great projects and charities you support. Companies can even improve their public image by supporting nonprofits through fundraisers, volunteering, and strong partnerships. By promoting these efforts and letting the public know about their support, companies increase their chances of becoming favorable in the eyes of consumers.
Anyone in the company can make a difference and contribute in his or her own way. If you’re interested in making a difference in the lives of people in need, start your search at work. You may find a program that will be happy to have your support.
2313 Inc. participated in Day of Smiles this past weekend, a fundraising event aimed to foster funds for the international children’s charity, Operation Smile! By going seeking donations and participating in various other fundraising activities, 2313 Inc was able to raise money toward oral surgeries for children less fortunate.
For many families around the world, safe surgery is not an option when its needed. When children in less-fortunate countries are born with oral deformities, surgery can be difficult to afford. Operation Smile is dedicated to bringing life-changing surgeries to these children around the world. Along with a network of medical professionals and donations of funds to provide the surgeries, children’s lives are changed every day. It’s thanks to countless hours toward the care of these children, along with dedicate supporters who are motivated every day to make a difference in the lives of children they’ve never met.
2313 Inc made the most of Day of Smiles by putting in the extra effort to raise money for this amazing cause. We all wore blue Operation Smile shirts to showcase our teamwork and unity. The 2313 Inc. team took time out on a weekend to raise over $6000, and is still counting the results! Thank you to all donators, and everyone on the team who put in the time to make a difference in a child’s life.
We are so proud of our team and their selflessness to give back to an amazing cause! Looking to join the 2313 Inc team? Check out our latest openings on CareerBuilder.
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The way the public sees a company can make or break a business. Corporations as of late get a bad rap due to the numerous ones that do shady things. By incorporating charities and giving back into a business model, customers will have a better time feeling comfortable with doing business with you. Clients and customers much prefer working with a business that supports giving back to the community.
Grow a Good Reputation
Everybody cares about their reputation, especially when anything can be looked up online. Working with a charity increases awareness through media coverage, and can get new clients to take a look at your company. Doing good things for others can also do good things for a company; this is a win-win combination. Sharing your experience with pictures and videos on social media will also increase awareness about your good work.
The age group of new employees tends to focus on working for a company that cares about giving back. Companies that recognize their employees’ charitable desires tend to well. Getting involved with doing well in the world will motivate employees, and be proud to work for such a company.
Charity work can also give your business an opportunity to network with more people, and attract new clients and customers. When hosting events, the people you work with that are involved in charity could recommend you to others. Charities and non-profits are always welcome to working with a company that is socially aware and willing to help. There isn’t a reason to miss this type of opportunity.
There’s nothing better than knowing that something that can improve your business can also improve the world as a whole.