Through the Volunteering Strategy for South Australia, the human-resources-&-volunteer-management-report-dec-2018 looks at the relationship between Human Resource Management (HRM) and Volunteer Management (VM) and makes some key recommendations for organisations with both employees and volunteers.
The lines between volunteers and the paid workforce are often blurred. Organisations with a volunteer workforce need to acknowledge the importance of best practice volunteer management and provide relevant and ongoing training and support underpinned by the National Standards of Volunteer Involvement.
Janet Stone, Independent Chair for the Volunteering Strategy for South Australia said it is important for organisations to understand the similarities and differences between HRM and VM.
‘Implementing the recommendations in the report will ensure positive volunteering experiences for both volunteers and organisations’, said Ms Stone.