Not only is this a massive number, but LinkedIn thinks this tells us that people are interested in volunteering not only to make a positive impact on their community, but also because it advances their careers (and we agree). Here are some interesting findings:
41% of LinkedIn members surveyed consider volunteer work equally as valuable as paid work experience when evaluating candidates. [Linkedin]
1 of 5 hiring managers in the U.S. have hired a candidate because of their volunteer work experience [LinkedIn]
Volunteering increases a person’s skills, experience, social connections and professional contacts. [NationalService.gov]
Are you noticing that your employees believe that volunteering is good for their careers? How are you ensuring that your company gets the benefit of the volunteer work that your employees are already doing or are interested in doing?