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10 ways bake sales improve employee engagement

Employee engagement is rising to the top of every manager’s and HR Department’s list. But how can we all do more to keep our staff happy?

Employee engagement is rising to the top of every manager's and HR Department's list. And rightfully so!

Engaged employees are happier, healthier and more productive. But, in these days of job-hopping and high employee (apple)turnover, how can we all do more to keep our staff happy? Well, muse no longer. The humble charity bake sale may just be able to cause a stir.

  1. Decrease employee absenteeism: Because who wants to be sick when there's so much cake in the office to enjoy?
  2. Resolve 'work conflicts': There's lots of sayings that help back this up, from 'eating humble pie' to 'breaking [banana] bread'. A cake sale could see improved relationships between your colleagues (fact!).
  3. Beat the Monday blues: As Garfield once said, “I hate Mondays." So take a leaf out of the foodie feline's book and make it better with a snack. A Monday with cake is a Monday we can all get on board with!
  4. Baking reduces stress: Think about it – an urgent project dropped on you at 5:20 on a Friday? Take out your stress by whisking furiously and cracking eggs. Deborah in Accounting had fish for lunch, again, and stunk out the office? Slamming oven doors will work out that frustration. And, at the end, you have a sweet treat to enjoy. Cake makes everything better.
  5. Build resilience: Oh no! A soggy bottom! Well, you were never going for Bake Off gold anyway. Even a bake gone wrong can help you and your staff become more resilient when things don't quite go your way.
  6. You don't have to ditch the diet: A little self-indulgence actually helps you stay on track with your diet, and can even boost weight loss. So your employees will be healthier and happier! Turns out, you can have your cake and eat it too!
  7. 'A cake walk', 'A piece of cake', 'Selling like hot cakes', 'Icing on the cake': There's so many positive cake-based phrases, which must mean nothing bad can happen when there's cake.
  8. Cake makes everyone that little bit sweeter: If the saying 'you are what you eat' is true, then we all need more sweetness in this world of climate change and plastic straws.
  9. Increase employee engagement: Bake sales for a good cause build a sense of purpose and community which can lead to increased employee engagement.
  10. Corporate Social Responsibility: Enough said!

"I'm sold!" I hear you shout. "But how can I start a charity bake sale at my office?"

Well, if it wasn't by some divine miracle - this March is our Big Bandana Bake: the biggest bake for brain tumours to raise more dough for research.

All you need to do is order your free fundraising pack today. And, together, we can raise £200,000, enough to fund a researcher and their work into new treatments for three years.

"Hurrah!" you cry, as you immediately visit our website to find out more.

Media contacts at The Brain Tumour Charity

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