Sixty-five percent of Americans employed in the Pacific Southwest region would choose to work for a company that supports charitable causes when deciding between two jobs with similar locations, responsibilities, pay and benefits. However, this is below the national average of 72%.
Other findings of the survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, are:
- Of Pacific Southwest respondents, 91% think it is important for companies to make contributions to nonprofits.
- Eighty-eight percent believe it is important for companies to offer volunteer opportunities for their employees.
- Eighty-two percent say that workplace volunteer opportunities help companies contribute to the well being of communities.
- Sixty-three percent of respondents think that they help to communicate a company’s values/
- Fifty-nine percent think that volunteer opportunities at work boost morale at a company.
“The market for talent is competitive and a company’s commitment to communities is a decision factor for many Americans,” said Tony Buzzelli, vice chairman, national managing partner, U.S. Regions, Deloitte & Touche, in a press release. “We have found both statistically and anecdotally, that people want to work for an organization that lives its values and gives them a reason to feel proud.”