This one question may be the biggest sign of an employer of choice and thriving workplace...
Q: What is the organization's relationship with their local chamber of commerce?
The winning companies in the 21st Century are the ones that are partnering with local chambers of commerce to connect employees emotionally to the community. It doesn't matter how vibrant the workplace culture is from 9-5 if employees are sitting alone bored and lonely on weeknights and weekends...if this is the scenario they will be leaving the company and most likely area. Leaders within companies
must contact their chamber and learn about the abundant opportunities to connect employees to the social fabric of the community. Join the chamber and get involved or you will lose your talent to another company in another community. The #1 risk to losing a good employee is loneliness and social isolation outside of the workplace. The chamber is the #1 solution and resource for this epidemic. Chambers of Commerce are the hub for fun and inspiring events and volunteer opportunities. According to the 2O17 Doing Good Is Good for You study, 75 percent of employees who volunteer through employer-sponsored programs feel better about their company. The mental and emotional benefits are even more significant, with 93 percent saying their moods improved, 79 percent reporting lower levels of stress, and 88 percent saying their self-esteem increased,
Bill Marklein is the founder & CEO of Employ Humanity and speaks to chambers of commerce around the United States. Contact him at
Employers of Choice are the ones that are building strong relationships with local chambers of commerce connecting talent to the social fabric of the community.