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Don’t be surprised if the new college grads who interview for jobs with your organization this summer tell you they’re looking for an employer that gives back to the community.

Employee volunteer programs are morphing from a “nice-to-have” benefit to an expectation among employees and recruits—and it’s happening quickly.

“Especially with this younger generation coming out of school, everyone has some type of volunteering on their résumé,” notes Pamela Hawley, founder and CEO of UniversalGiving, which helps businesses and volunteers choose worthy nonprofits to help.

“It’s part of our culture that people volunteer,” Hawley says. “So when these students come out of school, they have been asking employers: ‘What do you do for the community?’”

More CEOs and HR pros are asking the same questions within their own organizations.

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If the talk at your company’s leadership meetings has turned to corporate social ...(register to read more)

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