Yuka Yoneda

How Paying Your Employees to Volunteer Can Reap You Rewards

by , 11/18/10
filed under: social responsibility

volunteerism, paying employees to volunteer, green business, green office, volunteer

When you think about what kinds of things attract great employees to your company, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package are probably the first thing that come to mind. But did you know that a 2006 survey of 1,800 13-to-25-year-olds found that 79 percent want to work for a company that cares about how it affects or contributes to society? (Wall Street Journal) Many smart businesses are recognizing their workers’ desire to volunteer, and are even paying them while they take time off to do so. And while footing the bill to let employees go work for someone else may seem counter-productive, it’s actually paying off big time for many employers. Read on to see the benefits they’re reaping while promoting volunteerism.

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