Insightful study written by our collaborator Paula Bernardino, MCM, SCMP, CSR-P, recently published in the Journal of Organizational Psychology.
The message is clear: people want to work for organizations where they feel they are engaged and learning. Recently, the organization Benevity in Canada stated that “Today’s employees are expecting a greater sense of purpose in the workplace. In fact, 83% of Millennials say they would be more loyal to their employer when they feel they can make a difference on social and environmental issues at work.” Companies that engage in social and environmental stewardship also benefit from employees who are more aware and involved.
Once the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy and programs have been defined, how do you ensure your communications strategy, plan and actions are aligned and will help deliver the desired results to get employees interested and engaged?
An online survey with 100 respondents in Canada demonstrated a clear shift from years ago where now current applicants research a company’s CSR information when applying to work there. And once working inside the organization, employees notice CSR initiatives and want to get involved.
Keywords: corporate social responsibility, CSR, employee engagement, corporate reputation, purpose, values
Bernardino, Paula (2021). Engaging Employees Through Corporate Social Responsibility Programs: Aligning Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Engagement. Journal of Organizational Psychology: Vol. 21, No. 1.