Workpoints

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat. There’s MORE to life.

Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat. There has to be more to life! Many people want to get involved, give back and participate in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programs but need a little nudge. Well, we have a solution for you. Workpoints allows organizations the flexibility to set up, track and reward staff for participating in CSR events.



From a business perspective: A CSR program can be an aid to recruitment and retention, particularly within the competitive graduate student market. Potential recruits often consider a firm's CSR policy. A CSR can also help improve the perception of a company among its staff, particularly when staff can become involved through payroll givingfundraising activities or community volunteering. CSR has been credited with encouraging customer orientation among customer-facing employees.

For an employee, whats better than being rewarded for doing something good? It’s a win-win situation. Happy pocket, happy heart!

“It’s better to give than to receive” is true after all. Giving back is beneficial...and not just for the recipients.

A Gallup survey on volunteering in the U.S.A. found that 52% of volunteers do it because they like doing something useful and helping others. Another 38% said they enjoy doing volunteer work and feeling good about themselves.

Many people report feeling a “high” from volunteering, similar to the good feelings that come from exercise. Others have found that volunteering can help fight depression. Helping others can help take your mind off your own problems and enable you to see the bigger picture. Once you see the difference you can make in another person's life, your own problems can seem smaller and more manageable.

Volunteering has also been reported to increase self-esteem, with volunteers reporting both greater personal empowerment and better health. Doing good for others may stimulate the release of endorphins, which has been linked to improved nervous and immune system functions, too.

7 good reasons to volunteer:
  • Develop new skills
  • Make social connections
  • Give back to your community
  • Develop and grow as a person
  • Gain a new perspective
  • Know that you're needed
  • Boost your self-esteem

Research has shown that the good feelings you experience when helping others may be just as important to your health as exercise and a healthy diet.

But for whatever reason you are doing it. Take our word for it that a smile from a child or a thankful person that shows you are really making a difference in their life. And that’s the greatest feeling in the world.


Lexi Giokos (BCom Economics, Honours)

Lexi is part of our Business Development team here at Workpoints. She is our sales extraordinaire, our chatter-box and our ray of sunshine.


Workpoints is a fully featured reward, recognition and incentives platform that provides you with the tools to create a high performance organisation. Our easy-to-use application integrates simply into any organisation and instantly encourages staff to do the daily grind with excellence and energy. 

Visit www.workpoints.co.za for more info and a free trial!

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