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Are the outcome goals of individuals who give their time freely as volunteers in credit unions aligned with the outcome goals of the credit union as an organisation?

Reddin, Paul (2019) Are the outcome goals of individuals who give their time freely as volunteers in credit unions aligned with the outcome goals of the credit union as an organisation? Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This dissertation examines the potential of recruitment techniques to inform the effectiveness of volunteers and their selection of organisations who align their outcome goals effectively. In order to build a more cohesive understanding of a potential volunteering practice in the sector, possible applications of recruitment techniques to inform the potential volunteers, which are then determined and contrasted with areas for amendment and improvement to align with traits that volunteers exhibit. In this regard, the researcher unveils various findings that have not been addressed in previous academic literature. The research methodology undertaken is underpinned by a qualitative method research design which entails exploratory and descriptive components.

In-depth interviews as the first stage of research are utilised as qualitative data collection technique in order to receive detailed responses to complex issues revealing the correspondents logic and thinking process. The outcome of this endeavour is the presentation of several conceptual and contextual insights into the applicability of volunteering recruitment techniques to inform the effectiveness of the volunteering sector.

It can be argued that the motivational factors mentioned above are applicable to both the volunteer donating their time and to the members of that same organisation providing an opportunity for the volunteer to experience a value which they seek. The basis of this research proposal is focused on Irish credit unions specifically.

In the conclusion, it will be shown that the approach an organisation takes in its recruitment, maintenance, management and mindfulness of volunteers will reduce the challenge to recruitment and retention.

In addition, the placement of volunteers within the organisation at all levels enhances the experience of the volunteers and the organisation alike while at all times being mindful of increasing regulatory and legislative environments.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Financial Services
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Non Profit Organisations. Voluntary Sector.
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Recruitment
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Business Administration
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2019 12:26
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2019 12:26
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3960

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