Volunteering for a successful business

By: Claire McCartney

Employers are increasingly willing to support employees who undertake voluntary activities but are keeping this support under wraps, missing opportunities to motivate and retain staff and to bring new skills and experience into their organisations.  Volunteering can include charity work or public service, for example as a school governor or a military reservist.

This report is based on research conducted in 2006 and covers the range of flexible working opportunities provided by employers to staff undertaking voluntary work and the potential business benefits of such support.

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