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Companies Adopt Employee Volunteerism Benefits

A greater number of organizations are integrating this initiative into their offerings

If you need a deal-closer to get a prospective millennial generation recruit to join your company, Tracie Sponenberg has a suggestion: Institute a volunteerism benefit.

“When I do interviews, they always ask about it,” says the senior vice president of HR for The Granite Group (TGG), a 500-employee Concord, New Hampshire-based regional distributor of plumbing and HVAC products. “Some even demand it.”

A positive experience with a volunteer effort at a previous employer primed Sponenberg to launch one at TGG. Owners of the privately-held company had been quietly supporting local community projects for many years. She correctly predicted they would welcome an initiative that would engage employees in such efforts.

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