Pensions & Investments: Attentiveness to Charity a Good Recruitment Tool

December 9, 2019
Original article by Christine Williamson

“A strong, company-wide commitment to philanthropy, community service and volunteerism is nearly ubiquitous among recipients” of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Money Management awards, reports Pensions & Investments

And of those recipients, Income Research + Management is highlighted as one of the firms engaged in philanthropic work.  According to Bill O’Malley, CEO of Income Research + Management, “Charity is a big part of our culture.”

IR+ M was recognized for offering paid time off for volunteer work, providing company grants for chosen non-profit organizations, and matching charitable donations. Recurring annual charity activities were also called out: the Week of Giving in late June, when employees across the organization participate at between 20-30 events, and a long-standing relationship with Christmas In The City, where employees provide and wrap toys for underprivileged Boston kids at the holidays.

“We’re finding that [volunteer events are] a good recruiting and retention factor,” he explained, “which helps our investment clients, because the continuity of our employees increases the chance of good returns over the long run.”

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