Fun times at our Summer Volunteer Day!

Jessica Freeman HR was proud to support Rockinghorse Children’s Charity at The Hickstead Derby for our summer Volunteer Day, so much so we came back to do it all again on Sunday!  The weather definitely helped….

It is a fantastic charity supporting children’s hospitals and neo-natal units in Brighton and Sussex providing life saving state of the art equipment and essential patient support.

Giving employees time off to volunteer, as part of a company’s Corporate Social Responsibility policy (CSR), can be incredibly rewarding both for the person but also your company.  There are many studies around the psychological contract that determine the reciprocated bond and loyalty a company will receive when non-financial rewards are given (Kotter 1973, Guest 2007) including time away from the office.   In reality, employees with a good psychological contract, will complete their workload more efficiently to ensure they can take any time away for CSR.