Monday, April 16, 2012

Management Tool of the Future—Enhanced Employee Volunteerism

What do Aetna, Bank of America, Levi Strauss & Co., and the Walt Disney Company have in common?  Well, they are obviously Fortune 500 companies and household names, globally recognized for their innovation, service and products.  But they share something else, too:  Bea Boccalandro has helped each enhance its employee volunteer program and community involvement strategy, ultimately boosting their bottom lines.

President of VeraWorks and an international renowned consultant, Ms. Boccalandro will share her insights on employee volunteering when the Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council presents Employee Volunteering 2.0—a New Management Tool on Friday, April 27, 2012.  The program will run from 8-10 AM at the headquarters of BMW of North America, 300 Chestnut Ridge Road, Woodcliff Lake.  Pre-registration is required, fee is $50, and space is limited.  Register on-line or email

“Businesses ignore 21st century employee volunteering at their own peril,” cautions Tess Tomasi, BVC Coordinator at the Volunteer Center of Bergen County.  “Consumers are demanding that businesses be good corporate citizens to earn their patronage, and companies are moving from cash-only contributions to innovative solutions that engage their employees in giving back and serving in their communities.  Employee volunteerism is an impactful way to demonstrate corporate responsibility.”

Ms. Boccalandro is a Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship instructor, and through this seminar, participants will learn how she has helped companies both large and small use multiple resources to address and solve community problems, from poverty to crime to environmental degradation.  This approach also increases employee morale, improves innovation, increases skills and amplifies engagement in corporate workforces.

SPECIAL 2 FOR 1 Registration fees, 2 employees for $50!  For more information about the BVC, or to register for the April 27 seminar, contact Tess Tomasi, , call (201) 489-9454, Ext 114 or visit

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