Today’s workers are more transient, diverse, and tech savvy than their predecessors. They are also working in an era of greater uncertainty, as entire industries are being transformed by technology and globalization. America’s Charities wanted to compare and contrast how employees view giving and volunteering at the workplace and how their employers viewed what was important to the company and its employees. The Snapshot 2017 survey includes responses from 1,586 employees representing a diverse group of industries, age groupings, and roles within their respective companies. The responses provide some rich insights into their motivations — insights that are incredibly valuable to companies who are looking to attract and retain talent, build a strong culture, and achieve greater social impact.
- Nearly 3 out of 5 survey respondents indicate that they volunteer their time through a workplace-sponsored program.
- 46% report that they donate through employee giving programs.
- Nearly 30 percent of respondents said they do not give through the workplace because the causes they care about are not available as choices.
- More than 70 percent of respondents said it was imperative or very important to work for an employer where mission and values align.
- 58% say it is imperative or very important that the company match personal donations with corporate funds.