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Giving to Learn: 4imprint Blue Paper and Podcast Discuss Skills-Based Volunteering as an Employee Training Tool

(OSHKOSH, Wis.) – What employer investment builds employee knowledge and benefits the community at the same time? Volunteering. The latest Blue Paper and podcast from 4imprint discusses why and how corporate volunteer efforts can serve double duty as employee training programs.
The Blue Paper, 4imprint’s version of a white paper, provides a review of recent statistical evidence on the benefits of employee learning through volunteerism. For example, it shows 90 percent of HR professionals agreed that skills-based volunteering was an effective way to develop leadership skills. It also presents research suggesting that of employees who volunteer, 25 percent do so because they are motived to learn new skills.

“Skills-based volunteering is a unique way to approach employee professional development,” said Greg Ebel, vice president of sales and marketing for 4imprint. “This approach could be interesting to companies looking for new ways to develop their employee, because it has the potential to benefit the employee, the company and the community.”

The Blue Paper and podcast cover several aspects of learning through volunteerism, including:

• Exploring the business case for volunteering
• Creating effective volunteer learning experiences
• Measuring results

The Blue Paper also contains a variety of resources for employers, managers or Human Resources professionals who want to learn more.
To read this Blue Paper, or download the podcast, visit www.4imprint.com/bluepapers/.

About 4imprint Blue Papers
4imprint Blue Papers are in-depth, how-to articles, distributed to 4imprint customers to help their organizations succeed. Accessible at www.4imprint.com/bluepapers/, Blue Papers have covered popular, cutting-edge topics such as podcasting, online social media, search engine optimization (SEO) and experiential marketing.

About 4imprint
4imprint is part of 4imprint Group, Plc, a publicly traded company on the London Stock Exchange, serving more than 100,000 businesses with promotional items throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland. 4imprint offers corporate gifts, personalized gifts, custom t-shirts, promotional pens, travel mugs, tote bags, water bottles, Post-it® Notes, custom calendars, custom shirts and much more. For additional information, visit www.4imprint.com.

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