No one can deny the devastating impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Whether it be on businesses or households, it is clear that people are facing one of the difficult times in the history of the world. A significant spike in death toll, unemployment, and dying businesses are only among the long list of problems that the world is facing right now. This is why it is more crucial than ever that people come together and support each other in this challenging time.
One simple thing that companies can do to help is to initiate a workplace giving program that provides their employees a chance to give back, made easily accessible by a custom-branded turnkey workplace giving solution like OmniGive. Here is more on why workplace giving during a global crisis is so important:
Why You Should Consider Workplace Giving During COVID-19
Because of the pandemic, organizations all over the world are likely forced to enforce some big changes, such as allowing employees to work from home. That being said, it is not enough to take care of your own people in this time of need. It is also important that your company considers helping the community. Even better, you can get your employees to participate in doing good for the community while remaining safe at home with your workplace giving program. Not only will this program promote employee engagement in organization, but it will also help the community at large as well.
Workplace giving programs can also empower your employees, making them more productive in this time of crisis. That is because the program will give them a sense of purpose in this unpredictable situation. They will feel as though they have the power to do something impactful for the community, making them feel good about themselves.
By providing your employees with an easily accessible platform like OmniGive, they can participate with ease and no hassle to the causes that they care about. At the same time, you can also match these donations to increase employee engagement as well.
It is expected that companies and their people would want their money to go to the causes that they support. With OmniGive, you can rest assured that all of your money will go directly to the charities of your choice, as there will be zero deduction from the donation. This way, you can be sure that your donations will truly make a positive impact to the charities that you care about. Our registered charities are diverse and impactful not just on local but also global level, covering a wide range of causes that will appeal to you and your employees.
OmniGive is also an incredibly easy program to set up, which means you can quickly get started without delay. Plus, you can access OmniGive regardless of where you are. This means that your employees can still contribute to their chosen causes even when they are working from home.
“People do come together at the most difficult of times”. This statement has never been more accurate until the pandemic. OmniGive has seen multiple firms be quick on their feet to initiate COVID-related plans to contribute to society. That is because they are aware of the benefits of creating a sense of purpose in their employees to drive engagement while also making a positive impact on the society as a whole. For all the good that workplace giving is doing, it is important that we continue to encourage more companies to participate.
In fact, our charity partners are doing everything in their power to help with COVID-related causes. For instance, with such few adopted animals able to go overseas to their forever homes due to travel restrictions, the Soi Dog foundation still need to take in far more, continue saving sick, injured and desperate dogs, and shelter to ensure no animals left behind. Similarly, as handwashing with soap is one of the most important measures to curb the COVID transmission, yet 3 billion people around the world do not have a hand washing facility with water and soap at home, not including 47 per cent of schools that affect 900 million children or 16 per cent of healthcare facilities without proper hygiene service for patients. Since the beginning of the outbreak, UNICEF has been distributing millions of pieces of vital supplies – hygiene kits, medical supplies and personal protection equipment – to protect children, families, and healthcare personnel around the world. In Thailand, over 150,000 soaps and hand sanitizers have already been distributed to children living in poor communities, and many more places across the country.
Thus, despite the growing needs from those in need, if we want to go through this crisis together, we need to find a way to come together and give as a community. OmniGive is truly one of the easiest ways you – the business of tomorrow – can do to kick off your workplace giving program, where you can engage your people and encourage them to give back especially during this unprecedented time.
Getting startes – with OmniGive now, to help provide and fight together against the global pandemic with the causes your employees care.