Case study: Corporate Volunteering Policy
Telereal Trillium’s volunteering policy encourages every one of its employees to volunteer a minimum of one day per year in work time to support the local community.
This can be with one of Telereal Trillium’s charity partners or supporting a local initiative of choice, close to their heart.
The benefits include staff developing new, and enhancing existing skills; making new contacts and breaking down silos within the business through volunteering with people from other departments; and gaining personal satisfaction from giving back to society.
Telereal Trillium as a company benefits from having an outward looking workforce with a wider range of skills, leadership ability, links to the communities in which we operate and a workforce who feel pride in their company.
We want every employee to be involved in volunteering at least one day per annum in work time, as part of a team event or individual volunteering.
The company also runs a matching scheme, where employees who volunteer in their own time can claim up to two days additional annual leave.
Volunteering is tracked and measured. In 2014/2015, 56 per cent of employees volunteered. The target for 2015/2016 is 60 per cent.
"Overall, I think the company’s volunteering and charity scheme is excellent. It is great how you can claim both matched time and matched donations. The charity has benefitted both in terms of the matched donation amount but also the extra time that I have to go on the activities." - Eddie Pease, Business Modelling Analyst, Telereal Trillium