Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Charitable giving boosts morale

Sheryl Baumeister,
Human Resources
What's the best way to boost employee morale? New office chairs? Company apparel? Time off? These are all great ideas, but have you ever thought about rallying your team around charitable giving?

Encouraging employees to participate in company-sponsored charity events can increase morale and create a stronger team environment. Surely you've heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. You may have even participated like our staff at Sunset Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Champaign-Urbana Chapel.

But you don't have to dump water on your heads to rally your team. What about volunteering on a Habitat for Humanity house build, walking for March of Dimes or hosting a Salvation Army toy drive? Gather ideas from your employees and see what happens when you all work together. 

This article originally appeared in Trigard Tuesdays, our weekly electronic newsletter featuring information for the funeral industry. Sign up for your free subscription at http://www.trigard.com/tuesdays.

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