Research Report

On the brink of a game-changer?

Building sustainable partnerships between companies and voluntary organisations

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On the brink of a game-changer? Building sustainable partnerships between companies and voluntary organisations

Published November 2015

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This research, produced in partnership with the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), has been published to explore how better collaboration between business and the voluntary sector is key to achieving successful employer-supported volunteering (ESV) placements. The research found a lack of understanding between charities and companies about the costs and benefits involved in ESV, and highlights the significant gaps in employer knowledge about volunteering, and explores assumptions made by each sector that risk undermining the potential of volunteering initiatives. The report includes recommendations for companies and voluntary organisations to take ESV forward.

The findings are supplemented by a CIPD survey of HR professionals, whose results highlight the business case for supporting ESV.

Content of report

Introduction: a new focus on ESV
  1. Understanding ESV: identifying different forms of engagement
  2. Developing effective programmes and partnerships
  3. Balancing costs and benefits
Conclusions: taking ESV forward in a new policy environment
 
An infographic summary of the CIPD Employer-supported volunteering survey 2015 can be downloaded below.
 
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Employer-supported volunteering survey - infographic
Published November 2015

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