Staffing Services Tip: Start A Company Social Committee

Do you need a new strategy to attract and retain great employees?

How about company culture – ready to make your brand stand out from the rest?

If you start a company social committee, you can see huge benefits for your business. That’s because company social committees encourage employees to collaborate across departments, fostering a sense of togetherness – of culture. Giving back to the community is a powerful way to represent your brand and align employees with a worthwhile cause.  Doing good feels good, and when people are happy, they’re happy to tell others how awesome their company is.

For 2014, let’s bring out the awesome in your business.  Read on for more insights about our staffing services tip, starting a company social committee.

What is a company social committee?

A company social committee functions to improve the social environment of the workplace.  From spearheading charity campaigns to organizing staff events, company social committees encourage collaborative action and help create a sense of togetherness amongst co-workers.

Managed and operated by company employees, social committees are increasingly becoming part of the workplace fabric, as journalist Danielle Harder notes.  An “engagement driver” between departments, these groups have become even more critical in a time when “email has replaced face-to-face conversations.” Building company culture starts with building human connections.  And that’s a powerful business asset money can’t buy.

The benefits of social committees for company culture

“Companies sink or swim based on their internal culture,” says Business Insider contributor Aimee Groth. “One bad hire can have a huge effect on productivity, morale, and more importantly, the bottom line.”

Starting a social committee is a great strategy for strengthening a company culture, making it easier to assess new hires based on a collective set of values and interests. And besides the staffing services benefit, having a strong company culture differentiates your brand from the competition.  Unlike your products, customer service strategy or prices, company culture is extremely difficult to replicate.

The benefits of social committees for attracting top talent

A remarkable company culture often attracts top talent better than salary or title. That’s because a strong culture fosters a positive work environment, where employees feel appreciated, recognized and free to be creative.   And the thing about positive work environments is that word travels fast.

From social media to casual conversations, if your company is a great place to work, your employees will share the news.  Their enthusiasm will make your company desirable to prospective employees who are looking for more than a paycheck.

The benefits of social committees for employee retention

Company social committees give employees the opportunity to showcase strengths outside their traditional workday roles. Besides the members of the board of offices – president, vice, treasurer, secretary, and so on – every participant can have a chance to lead, or let underutilized skills shine through.

Charitable events and campaigns, such as Christmas food drives and company-wide green-living challenges motivate positive action. Employees can reap personal rewards from being involved and seeing their contribution as part of the outcome.

And at the end of the day, working together for a great cause is just plain old fun.  A quick committee meeting before lunch can revive the workday, and add a zest of variety and interest to daily tasks.

Ready to start a social committee?

Starting a social committee requires a conversation about mission statements and values. This is a fantastic opportunity to get your team together to talk about what matters to them in the workplace, and in the community.

With a collectively defined mission statement and set of core values to guide your committee’s initiatives, your team will be empowered to grow, build and give back – representing your brand at its best.

If you have questions about recruiting or staffing or if you need assistance with your HR Strategy contact us at 778-484-0161.  Aspire Recruitment Solutions is the leading human resource solution and employment agency provider to clients in Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops, Northern BC and Alberta. We connect great employers with the best candidates every day.

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