ERIC Number: ED282036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
A New Competitive Edge. Volunteers from the Workplace.
Vizza, Cynthia; And Others
This book provides information on workplace volunteering and how employee volunteering programs operate in specific corporate cultures. Chapter 1 focuses on the rationale upon which corporate volunteer programs are constructed. The rationale's four basic components are discussed in detail: quality of life, worker participation, responding to others' expectations, and displaying moral leadership. Chapter 2 describes and assesses the basic promotional strategies used by many companies as well as the overall results of a national survey on employee volunteering. In chapter 3, five basic types of formalized workplace volunteer programs are discussed: clearinghouses, group projects, loaned personnel programs, teams, and retiree programs. Chapter 4 describes various ways in which companies work with each other, with voluntary organizations, and with public agencies to promote volunteering. Chapter 5 addresses union member volunteering, organized labor's best kept secret. Small business volunteer programs are the focus of chapter 6. Each chapter provides general information on its title subject followed by profiles of companies who operate the type of employee volunteering program under discussion. Two to six profiles are included in each chapter. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Business Responsibility, Community Services, Corporate Support, Employees, Unions, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteers
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General; Books
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Note: Charts, chapter 6, will not reproduce clearly.