How Philanthropy Can Attract Millennials to Your Workplace

June 17th, 2016

Guest blog by Sharon Davis & Christina Labarca, Giving Well

how to attract millennials to your workplace

Giving away money is easy. Giving away money well is fiendishly difficult.  These are the wise words of philanthropist Warren Buffet.

Philanthropy in the workplace is nothing new but how it is conducted is changing and evolving rapidly to meet the needs of the Millennials.  A recent Deloitte Survey indicated 6 out of 10 Millennials said a sense of purpose is part of the reason they chose to work for their current employer.  Employee driven giving programs are a unique way to attract and retain employees who are looking for an employer aligned with their values of giving back to the community and work-life balance.

When looking for a job/career, Millennials will often put a company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) ahead of other benefits. They are looking to make the world a better place and will make time to participate in charitable activities they are passionate about. Read more

Do people really fear job losses in this current economy?

March 14th, 2009

With all the talk recently about the instability within the economy and job losses associated with the downturn, we decided to conduct a survey to see how this was impacting people currently in the job market. We connected with over 700 individuals in our database who at one time or another registered with Vertical Bridge looking for work. We asked questions around fear of job loss, how has the current economy changed the way they spend, how tough is it to find work in this economy, etc.

This report is a summary of the survey results.