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Research shows Volunteers are more appealing to Employers
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Whilst volunteers give their time, energy and commitment for lots of different reasons, FVA and volunteer involving organisations have known for a long time that one of the many benefits of volunteering is an increased likelihood of gaining employment. New research by Oxfam now confirms this.
They surveyed 500 employers, representing a wide spectrum of professional sectors, and more than 80 percent consider volunteers to be better quality job candidates. Three quarters of hirers say given the choice between two identical candidates, they would select the person with a track record of giving their time for free.