How does partnering with Choir Nation help your business?
Your current and prospective employees care more today about the work-life balance and employer engagement efforts than ever before. In fact, a recent survey of nearly 10,000 employees in Canada found a company’s investment in employees’ work-life balance is the number one factor for why they choose to stay at a job. Importantly, research also suggests that being a member of choir provides exceptional benefits such as building social connectedness, developing feelings of inclusion and working towards common goals.
Both new graduates entering the work world and current employees often look to rankings that highlight the best places to work. We believe Choir Nation provides a unique opportunity for firms to clearly demonstrate they are committed to providing an amazing opportunity for their employees. Your staff will engage in a wonderful team-building process through the rehearsals, to the final concert, and beyond.
Mental Health Benefits for your Employees
Recent data finds that mental health issues cost employers over $6 billion annually in absenteeism and presenteeism. Notably, researchers have found that singing in a choir provides people with the perfect mix of elevated spirits and energy with a calming effect. The chemicals released while singing have been associated with alleviating stress and anxiety while some studies have shown music helps with feelings of depression and loneliness.
Demonstrating Support for Charitable Organizations
At Choir Nation, we strongly believe in supporting Canadian music and musicians. Choir Nation donates 6% of our profits equally between three exceptional music-related charities:
- MusiCounts, the charity arm of the Juno Foundation that ensures children of all backgrounds and socio-economic status have access to music education (http://www.musicounts.ca/about-us/);
- Unison Benevolent Fund, a non-profit, registered charity that provides counseling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community (http://unisonfund.ca);
- Momentum Choir, a one-of-a-kind charity that brings together fifty adults living with a variety of disabilities to rehearse choral versions of popular songs every week and then perform them at concerts across Canada. (http://momentumchoir.ca/).