Entries are now open for Australia’s Best Workplace to Give Back in 2021. The awards provide an opportunity for pro social employers to share their support for employees to give back via Payroll Giving, Paid Volunteer Leave, Matching Donations, Fundraising, Sponsorship or Staff Rewards.
GoodCompany CEO Ash Rosshandler said it was incredible to see the collective impact made by those continuing to contribute at a time when Australians need it most. Given the challenges faced in recent times due to floods, fires and the pandemic, it’s so important to recognise those that are supporting these activities at this important time. Business of all sizes are encouraged to enter, regardless of whether they have 100 or 100,000 employees, our goal is to recognise all good businesses large or small.
The awards also provide a benchmark for organisations to understand how their participation and support stacks up against other organisations. For example, the number of companies offering Paid Volunteer Leave jumped up from 87% in 2018 to 94% in 2020, with some even offering unlimited volunteer leave.
It’s also important to remember the impact on those that participate – helping others is a positive experience, so offering opportunities like this helps employees to stay engaged and promotes a positive mindset.
In more good news, also trending is the rising number of companies matching staff donations and the size of the matching per employee. In 2018, 17.5% of companies in the survey offered Uncapped Matching for staff donations and in 2020, 25% offered it!
“This year’s been a nightmare for Australian charities, with fundraising and corporate volunteering events cancelled,” Mr Rosshandler said. “Yet at the same time the demand for charities across the board, especially those dealing with domestic violence, mental health and food security, is skyrocketing. So, it’s heartening to see some companies recognise this and increase the capacity and opportunities for their staff to give back at such a crucial time.”
Entries are free and submitted via a short 5-question online form at bestplacetogiveback.com.au
Entries are open from 2 – 30 August, 2021. Winners will be announced 1 September, 2021.
About GoodCompany: GoodCompany is the proud sponsor of Australia’s Best Workplaces to Give Back Award. Founded in 2000, GoodCompany is the Australia’s largest unified Workplace Giving, Volunteering, Fundraising and Rewards Software Platform. Trusted by Australia’s leading companies to empower their staff to volunteer, donate and fundraise with the favourite charities, GoodCompany has helped over 100,000 donors to donate over $25 million in cash and 200,000 hours of volunteering across 1800 charities. Earn some Karma Points and join us today. You’ll be in Good Company