More than two-thirds of workers believe volunteer activities are more likely to boost employee morale than company-sponsored happy hours, according to a recent survey from Deloitte.
The majority don’t view volunteering as a chance to develop new skills or advance their career — only 36 percent feel they may learn new proficiencies in the process, and just 18 percent believe it’ll enhance their career opportunities.
A number, however, feel encouraging employees to volunteer can also help improve time spent in the office. Seventy percent feel companies who sponsor volunteer activities have a more pleasant work atmosphere; 77 percent feel those activities are essential to employee well-being.
For more on how creating a culture of volunteerism in the workplace may help boost employee morale and an office’s atmosphere, download the full report.