Hodgkinson, Sarah
April 2007
People Management;4/19/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 8, p7
The article discusses the importance of board-level volunteering in developing employees' skills. Particular focus is given to organisational structure which does not allow staff to develop leadership skills, as well as the advantages of volunteering. Getting on Board urges employers to support their staff in volunteering as board members of charities and public bodies. According to Ford Europe's Andy Taylor, Getting on Board should add to the staff's personal development, while improving the effectiveness of the management.


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