Diane Pham

How Paying Employees to Volunteer Can Reap Rewards All Around

by , 11/21/10
filed under: social responsibility

volunteerism, paying employees to volunteer, green business, green office, volunteer, building a green business, building green employess, socially responsible businesses

Even during times where money is tight, according to a 2006 survey of 1,800 13-to-25-year-olds, 79 percent would rather work for a company that cares about how it affects and contributes to society (Wall Street Journal). So in a world where social responsibility is on the rise, there are a number of businesses recognizing their employees desire to volunteer, and even paying them to do so. But while sending your employee off to work somewhere else on your dime may seem like a counter-productive move, many organizations are finding out that this simple gesture is reaping them rewards in big ways. Read ahead to find out how businesses are turning volunteerism into wide-range of benefits.

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