Corporate International Service Learning (CISL) programs are becoming a popular and strategic tool for companies looking to build the talent and skills of their workforce while addressing real needs in markets where they do business – particularly in high growth emerging markets where the opportunities are seen as greatest.
The CISL Impact Benchmark Study is the most robust piece of research of its kind, completed in collaboration with leading global organizations BD, Credit Suisse, EY, GSK and Microsoft. It includes responses from over 300 employees from across these organizations, who report on the long term impact of CISL experiences.
Highlights of the study include:
- Outstanding approval ratings: 99.7% of participants had recommended a CISL experience to a colleague
- Deep levels of learning: 79% of employees reported positive changes to the way they work as a result of their experience
- Broad development of 12 global leadership competencies and behaviours vital for future success
- Accelerated promotion: 66% of returning participants have moved to roles of increased scope and seniority
- Enhanced loyalty and engagement: 75% of respondents came back with increased motivated to contribute more than was required of their role
"The findings show that CISL experiences leave a transformative and lasting impact - not only on employees, but also on the organizations and people they serve," says Will Wolf, Global Head of Talent Acquisition and Development for Credit Suisse.