Increase Employee Engagement with Corporate International Service Learning

 

Engagement is defined as an employee's positive or negative emotional attachment to a job, to colleagues and to an organization. Being fully engaged at work profoundly influences an employee's willingness to learn and perform - and has real impact on a company's bottom line. According to Gallup’s State of the American Workforce “Engaged employees make it a point to show up to work and do more work” (http://news.gallup.com/reports/199961/7.aspx, 2016) and the report shows that highly engaged business units benefit from: 

  • 41% reduction in absenteeism
  • 17% increase in productivity
  • Engaged workers that are more likely to stay with their employer
  • 10% increase in customer metrics
  • 20% increase in sales

 With data like this, it is no surprise that companies are interested in finding ways to increase employee engagement, and Corporate International Service Learning (CISL) programmes provide a powerful way of doing this, as research from our 2017 CISL Impact Benchmark Study shows.

The 2017 CISL Impact Benchmark Study on the long-term impact of CISL programmes surveyed programme participants from six global companies including BD, Credit Suisse, EY, Merck and Microsoft. The 688 participants surveyed had all completed a CISL assignment 12 months prior to taking part in the Study and showed positive impact in a wide variety of areas including breadth and depth of learning, career mobility, responsible leadership behaviour and employee engagement.

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