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Monday, April 18, 2005 2:01 PM
Do-Gooding
Kevin Salwen on Making a Difference

KPMG isn't the first, it isn't the biggest and it's not the innovator in this arena. But when a company with 18,200 partners and employees announces that it is creating a paid time-off policy for employee volunteering, it's worth a mention.

Under the accounting and consulting company's new plan, employees can volunteer up to 12 hours per year, or a day and a half, during normal business hours to qualified nonprofit organizations. Multiply that times 18,200 and the total could be 218,000 volunteer hours a year. Not bad.

Of course, the cynics among us will point out that KPMG has to be in the community to grow its business. And it has to be giving of its time in the wake of the industry's scandals. And a day and a half isn't nearly enough. Blah blah. My view: All steps in the right direction should be applauded. KPMG employees, go do good.


2 comments

Predrag Jovanovic - 4/10/2006 3:05:31 PM
No comment
Frank Patrick - 4/18/2005 3:22:43 PM
It's not 12 hours, but then we've only got about 40 employees here at DigitalGrit - http://www.digitalgrit.com - so our paid 8-hour 'volunteer day' probably adds up to a much larger investment, proportionally, considering most of our folks use it, and do a 'lunch and learn' on their chosen activity.

Another reason DigitalGrit's been chosen one of the best places to work in New Jersey - http://www.njbiz.com/?fa=printVersion&articleId=20127

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