Why People Who Volunteer Are Value-Add Hires For Your Company
In today’s marketplace, employers have their choice of qualified job candidates. I recommend your hiring with a strong bias towards people with volunteer experience. What makes them better qualified to work at your company?
This is what I can tell you about volunteers. Volunteers:
Have developed personally and professionally through their volunteer work, often including leadership skills. Ask them about what they’ve done, and what they’ve learned from their participation.
Go above and beyond their personal and work responsibilities, rather than complaining that they have too much to do.
Have spent time thinking about where they want to get involved in their community and what role they'd like to play. That means they’re likely to be more thoughtful and purposeful about choosing the employer and position they’d like as well.
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