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Emma Davidson: 4 ways businesses can use CSR to boost employee engagement

Corporate Social Responsibility is not about a one-off, one-way donation. In fact, it’s becoming an increasingly important way to cultivate an engaged and loyal workforce, as studies show more and more employees want to be part of companies that make a positive impact and give back to society.

Cameron breathes life into Big Society – promises paid volunteering leave

David Cameron is set to revive his promise to force firms to pay staff to do voluntary work despite a disgruntled reaction from business, the Daily Mail reports. The plan, to allow 15 million workers to take three days off a year to volunteer, is a set-piece policy that Cameron hopes to deliver before he leaves office in 2020.

Volunteers spot recruitment advantage

New survey results from The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) has reveal that almost two thirds of young people doing their DofE believe volunteering will best prepare them for the working world, beyond other extra-curricular activities completed as part of their DofE programmes. Through volunteering, young people develop valuable skills and attributes such as communication,…

Over 7,000 Orange employees take part in Volunteering Week

To mark the 3rd annual Volunteering Week, which runs from 15-19 September, the Orange Foundation would like to draw attention to the community-oriented spirit of the Group’s 7,000 employees who have chosen to get involved. Orange employees participate in a range of actions to help people in difficulty through associations involved in education, healthcare and…

Bosses should promote employees who have done the most volunteering

Bosses should award promotions or pay rises to employees who have done the most volunteering, according to a new Demos report. The think tank argues that in-house volunteering programmes are a ‘triple win’, boosting employees’ skills and job satisfaction, reducing sky-high training costs for businesses and benefiting the local community. The scheme could see employees…

Ami Bloomer: Cloud & Mobile – The future of leadership development?

The cloud is ubiquitous. Millennials, the generation who have grown up with Facebook, Google and Twitter in their pockets, take the cloud for a given. So it’s no surprise that organisations are realising that it is far easier to engage, motivate and develop their future leaders via cloud-based solutions than via the traditional classroom style…