How does partnering with Choir Nation help your business?

Employee Retention

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.

http://www.retaincanada.ca/retention/work-life-balance-is-top-retention-factor

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/why-i-joined-a-choir-and-why-its-the-best/article17494326/

Employee Recruitment

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.

http://www.canadianbusiness.com/lists-and-rankings/best-jobs/2015-best-employers-top-50/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kathryndill/2014/07/29/the-best-companies-for-work-life-balance/

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.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/10496056/Choir-singing-boosts-your-mental-health.html

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:

  1. 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/);
  2. Unison Benevolent Fund, a non-profit, registered charity that provides counseling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community (http://unisonfund.ca);
  3. 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/).