SEEK creates a new corporate volunteering portal

Group HR Director Kathleen McCudden shares her thoughts on the benefits and future of corporate volunteering

SEEK creates a new corporate volunteering portal
SEEK Volunteer has created a new corporate volunteering portal, which has been designed to help employers give their workers an opportunity to make a positive impact in their communities.

Kathleen McCudden, Group HR Director for SEEK, said 16 years ago the company recognised that volunteering plays an important role in many people’s lives and career journey.

However, challenges existed in connecting people to volunteering organisations and opportunities to contribute to society.

“At SEEK we utilised our capabilities to build Australia’s single largest source for volunteering opportunities, and we are excited to now extend that offering into businesses,” said McCudden.

The new pilot volunteering portal, designed specifically for corporates, is currently being trialled by select businesses and will be rolled-out more widely in in the second half of this year.

“Feedback from many organisations Australia-wide inspired SEEK Volunteer to create this new corporate volunteering portal,” said McCudden.

“SEEK Volunteer discovered there was a growing need for a corporate portal that sourced relevant volunteering opportunities on behalf of organisations.

“Across the country, many companies expressed their desire to offer volunteering opportunities to help increase their staff satisfaction and engagement but were struggling with the cost of resourcing and managing volunteer programs for their staff."

To help solve this problem, SEEK Volunteer created a corporate volunteering portal that can be embedded into existing corporate intranets, allowing employees to search for volunteer roles, just like they would on the SEEK Volunteer website.

“It’s hoped SEEK Volunteer’s new corporate volunteering portal will provide a user-friendly, time saving and streamlined solution for organisations to source an on-going supply of appealing and relevant volunteering opportunities for their staff,” said McCudden.

The corporate volunteering portal by SEEK Volunteer also features reporting tools for businesses, which is helpful in tracking employee engagement.

For further information on the Corporate Volunteering Portal please call 03 8517 4553

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