Putting volunteering to work:
How skills from volunteering count in the hiring process
SEEK Volunteer undertook research to examine the value candidates, hiring managers and volunteer managers put on volunteering, what exactly they value and how the volunteering experience can be used to help the candidate stand out in the hiring process.
The research outcomes are useful for those looking for work, and looking to provide real and practical insights on how to make the most of volunteer experience.
The research also found that there is a crucial need for volunteer managers to communicate differently about their volunteer positions, and for hiring managers to build their understanding of the value of volunteering, as well as how to assess it, to help identify stand out candidates and save time.