I agree. And I think it's one of those factors that's a nice-to-have for most people vs. a must-have. Salary, benefits, working conditions, peers, boss, etc., are more important for the majority of folk than what the company contributes to society. But all things being equal, it's nice to work at a place that also gives back. However, I doubt someone would work for a firm that paid a lot less or offered inferior benefits only because it placed heavy emphasis on volunteering over another propsective employer that paid a higher wage and had great bennies!
I would think that it would depend on the professional and what he or she is looking for in a prospective company or in the workplace. Those who are indifferent might not consider it at all, while those who are looking to be a part of the social responsibility program might give it more weight.
I do think that prospective employees consider social responsibility issues when considering an employer. If there are options on the table in regards to which company to join, I certainly think that millenials consider this. The overall purpose of the company is put into play as well. Of course, it is not the only factor, but I do see this as being more important than perhaps ever before.
No, I think my hard hat days are over -- although I am so clumsy, I should probably consider wearing one on a regular basis just so I don't hurt myself living life! Seriously, though, it was a great experience and it was an honor to help a young woman build her home.
I don't now Mitch. That pic reminds me of a boss who just pulled someone aside and said . . I thought you told me you knew what you were doing. Then the awkward silence while you try to come up with a response.
Now thats hot. Hope you don't mind. Just wanted to add an obligatory "now thats hot" comment for the pic. Otherwise good to see there is life and duty outside the box us internet folks normally work in.
Hear, hear @kq4ym. Personally, I volunteer with my local school and a small all-volunteer softball organization. Granted, these are two groups in which I have a personal interest; my daughter is involved in both, but we donate both time and money to the two organizations. In the past, I also gave a lot of time to a very small animal charity that got nowhere near the recognition of national or large local charities like the ASPCA or, on Long Island, the North Shore Animal League. As you say, there are ample choices. No matter which one you choose to support, I think the only caveat is to choose something if you can!
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