By now we are all aware of the numerous studies that prove how companies with more engaged employees outperform those without. The next question that should be asked is – what can companies do to help increase levels of employee engagement?

One possible solution that may be overlooked is to promote a culture of philanthropy. Helping others can often be a source of great joy which leads to a greater sense of fulfillment and well-being. Other benefits include improved employee morale and camaraderie for those who participate in the programs together. Employee volunteer programs have also been shown to be attract those among the Millenial generation who prioritize making the world a better place.

The following infographic, courtesy of discusses all the reasons and statistics behind why companies should promote volunteering programs for their employees.

Let us know in the comments below what kinds of corporate philanthropy programs your company participates in and what benefits you may have seen to employee engagement.

Corporate Philanthropy - the ROI of Giving Back