Travel on the increase for sector managers

Almost half of top level managers and directors in the voluntary sector travelled more in 2007 than they did in 2006, a snapshot survey has indicated.

The poll of 62 UK voluntary sector leaders, carried out by Barclaycard Business, showed that 45 per cent of managers travelled more in 2007. Only 18 per cent said they had travelled less.

Of those voluntary sector managers that had travelled less, 18 per cent said it was because of company environmental policy, compared with a cross-sector average of 5 per cent.

Maria Aguilar, human resources director at consultancy the HR Services Partnership, said charities were often not able to keep up with new technology that could reduce the need to meet people face-to-face.

"It might illustrate that the voluntary sector on the whole does not have access to cutting-edge technology, because they cannot afford all the hi-tech platforms that might be available to other organisations," she said.

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