Fast Fact: Workers Who Earn an Hourly Wage Volunteer Less

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Fast Fact

A new study by the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management reports that workers who get paid by the hour are less likely to volunteer than their salaried colleagues.

According to the study, wage workers volunteer less because they are used to calculating their time by the clock.

I’d also like to suggest that they have less time and feel as if they have less control over how they manage their day.

The Tip Off

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Thanks to Todd Cohen of Inside Philanthropy for the information. Todd says:

“Companies that care about being socially responsible need to find creative ways to move beyond treating wage-earners as replaceable parts and create a corporate culture that celebrates and encourages the value employees add to the company and the community by giving back.”

Hear, hear.


The Study

  • “Hourly Payment and Volunteering: The Effect of Organizational Practices on Decisions About Time Use” by Sanford E. Devoe (University of Toronto) and Jeffrey Pfeffer (Stanford University)

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