Employers who allow their staff time off to complete charity work during office hours are more likely to keep their workforce, according to a survey by LeapPR.
One in ten employees questioned said they would leave a less charitable company and take a “significant pay cut” to move somewhere which allowed them time off during work time to volunteer or raise money for charity.
Malcolm Scovil, chief executive of the employment engagement consultancy, said: “The reality is that the UK workforce passionately cares about corporate social responsibility (CSR) and expects their employer to share that commitment.”
The survey also discovered that allowing staff to get involved with charity increased productivity and therefore boost individual companies as the economy. Two-thirds of employees said it would also improve their productivity.
A recent survey published in HR Magazine found that many workers would take a pay cut if it meant that they could get extra staff benefits such as more holiday and extra childcare.