What do millennials want from their employers? It turns out, the one perk millennials value the most isn’t aboutgetting — it’s about giving. Companies are finding that volunteering programs are helping attract and retain employees, especially millennials.
By now, most managers have gotten the memo that millennials are interested in more than a paycheck — they want to work for companies that have a mission they support and offer the flexibility to do what’s important in their lives. For many millennials, that includes volunteering, and companies are reaping the benefits of employee satisfaction when they include a volunteer component for their employees. In fact, 81 percent of the Best Places to Work for Millennials offer paid time off for volunteer work, compared to just 53 percent of companies that did not make the list.