Donating to a good cause…

admin, February 29, 2008

You may remember that over December and January Jobsgopublic were actively encouraging organisations to place jobs and pledged to donate £10 per listed job for those months to the Bangladesh Appeal. This is run through the Disasters Emergency Committee (www.dec.org.uk).

Why the philanthropic push?

Over the past few years Jobsgopublic have supported many charity events and donation appeals that passionate employees have taken the lead on. The concept started as a quick 'whip around' the office for spare change, but grew into a much larger campaign (a challenge you might say). Like it or loathe it, the money goes to a good cause and we were able to donate over £1800 in total to the DEC appeal.

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Jobsgopublic aren't a large organisation (but we are growing) and still have only 42 employees. But we're a passionate bunch and whether someone's charging £1 a cupcake for a local appeal or £10 for a job listing as a charitable donation, I think it's important to stand up for something you’re passionate about.

There are a few more plans in the pipeline, including encouraging the team here to dust off those bike covers for the London to Brighton Bike Ride in support of the British Heart Foundation. We'll keep you informed of all the activities, sore muscles and injuries as our company attempts to;
a) get fit and shed the pounds in time for summer and
b) ensure the whole team completes the ride.

A few questions to consider as a jobseeker...

I'd be interested to know whether when you're job hunting, do you now look at an organisations corporate social responsibility policy (CSR)? Or do you think it is just a buzz word that means little to the culture of an organisation? Would a company's decision to support charitable events change or sway your decision to apply for a job vacancy there?

Feel free to comment, it's free and it’s a great way to get your point across.

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