Parallel HR Announces the Success of its Paid Volunteer Time Off for Employees Program

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Parallel HR is proud to announce the success of its service-minded take on Paid Time Off (PTO). This program has been in place for two years with positive results for employees and the surrounding community.

Each Parallel HR employee is allotted 8 hours out of the year to volunteer during the workweek. Their volunteer experience will be paid and documented with Parallel HR’s human resource department. Ideally, this will be organized in groups of 2-3 people volunteering for 4 hours a day, twice a year. These hours are separate from any company-wide volunteer days.

Parallel HR believes in giving back to the community while instilling a sense of pride in our employees by encouraging them to help out the less fortunate. Volunteering improves the whole community. There is a growing trend of companies offering PTO, but according to studies reported in Forbes, “those who volunteer their time feel like they have more of it.” This might be due to the sense of pride instilled by doing charitable work.

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Carrie Brunner grew up in a small town in northern New Brunswick. She studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married her husband one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children. Carrie writes mostly on provincial stories.
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