Habitat is indeed a fine organization and does a world of good for the less fortunate. But, it's an easy "team builder" for volunteers. It's very visible and a recipient of lots of folks time.
I'd encourage firms to also consider volunteer activities at other local charities as well. Those less known locals don't have the publicity machine and resources of the national outfits like Habitat. And those volunteer hours may allow these smaller outfits to really stretch resources a long way.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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Without any prescient knowledge into Edward Snowden's whistleblowing or the subsequent PR nightmare for employer Booz Allen Hamilton, I wouldn't have hired the technologist. It has nothing to do with whether or not he's a high-school dropout. Or the value of self-teaching versus formal education. It's because I don't like working with arrogant people or inflicting them on my teams.
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The whole Amazon.reader debate is a double-stupid. It's stupid to think that there's any e-book buyer who doesn't know Amazon's URL, and it was stupider to let ICANN launch the whole free-form TLD initiative to start with.
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