Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Blurred Lines

Penelope Trunk observes:
One of the most shocking turns in today’s workplace is that it used to be that young people went to the Peace Corps to grow. Now people go to big accounting firms because they are leading the way in retaining young workers, by infusing work with meaning. You get a mentor, you get rotating responsibilities, and you get opportunities to volunteer, on company time. A study by Deloitte found that volunteer opportunities attract a stronger candidate pool in the business sector. And Ernst & Young rewards high performers with a Social Responsibility Fellowship.
She was writing about how the desire of more people to have their jobs mean something is impacting the workplace - making non-profits more business-like, and businesses more socially conscious.

Not long ago, Dona DeZube wrote a piece for us on transitioning into the non-profit world. You can read it here.

Lines blur between non-profit and for-profit workplaces [PenelopeTrunk.com]
Move to a Non-Profit with Open Eyes [JobsintheMoney]

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