New study shows workers who volunteer are better employees

Are you a business owner or corporate leader who would like to encourage volunteerism from your employees but worried it may take away from their on-the-job performance? Well, good news! According to new research from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business published in the Academy of Management Journal, employee volunteering is linked to greater workplace productivity and job satisfaction. "Overwhelmingly, employees who volunteered gave more time and effort to their jobs, were more willing to help out their colleagues, talked more positively about their companies and were less likely to do detrimental things like cyberloaf or waste time on the job," said Jessica Rodell, assitant professor of management at UGA and author of the research. Click here to read the enlightening findings in full.

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