Volunteering experience is preferred

first_img Previous Article Next Article Most employers prefer to recruit candidates with volunteering experience ontheir CV, according to a recent survey. The research by recruitment specialist Reed Executive and volunteeringcharity TimeBank shows that nearly three quarters of employers are impressed byvoluntary work. Sixty per cent claim they are more likely to promote and givepay rises to employees who volunteer. But only one quarter of employers offer staff paid time off to carry outvoluntary work. This is despite over two thirds of respondents viewing employeevolunteering as a way to enhance the community profile of their company, claimsthe research. More than three quarters of the organisations surveyed ratingcommunity re- lations as important. “Businesses are now realising that voluntary work not only benefitsstaff, but also the company as a whole” said John Rafferty, chiefexecutive of TimeBank. More than 200 UK businesses were surveyed for the research. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Volunteering experience is preferredOn 31 Jul 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img

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