CSR and Employees

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.473.9433&rep=rep1&type=pdf

International Conference on Information and Finance
IPEDR vol.21 (2011) © (2011) IACSIT Press, Singapore

The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility
on Employees

Alin Stancu, Georgiana Florentina Grigore and Mihai Ioan Rosca
Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies – Romania

Abstract:
In the last years we witness a significant increase of society’s overall focus upon issues concerning sustainable development. This trend affected both companies and consumers. The sustainable development concept is present both in the scientific literature, but also in companies board rooms. Companies start to engage in CSR activities in order to respond to an external demand, while taking into consideration the positive effects of CSR. The article presents the results of a quantitative research regarding the employees’ attitude regarding social responsibility activities of their employers. In the beginning a short literature review is presented.

Keywords:
sustainability, corporate social responsibility, employees.


 

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/business/ICCSR/assets/ibyucpdrvypr.pdf

No. 54-2010 ICCSR Research Paper Series – ISSN 1479-5124

Corporate Social Responsibility
Influence on Employees

Jean-Pascal Gond, Assâad El-Akremi, Jacques Igalens, Valérie Swaen

Abstract:
This paper analyzes Corporate Social Responsibility‘s (CSR) influence on employees. We integrate social identity theory and social exchange theory in a new framework. This framework explains how employees‘ perceptions of CSR trigger attitudes and behavior in the workplace which affect organizational, social and environmental performance. This model bridges micro and macro researches on socially responsible behavior, articulates social identification and social exchange processes, and explains how CSR contributes to corporate performance by influencing employees‘ behavior.

Key-words:
Corporate Social Responsibility – Social Exchange – Social Identity – Organizational Performance


 

http://hrcak.srce.hr/file/236052

Žana Prutina, PhD
Lecturer
University Sarajevo
School of Science and Technology
E-mail: zana.prutina@ssst.edu.ba

Dževad Šehić, PhD
Professor
University of Sarajevo
Faculty of Economic and Business
E-mail: dzevad.sehic@efsa.unsa.ba

EMPLOYEES’ PERCEPTIONS OF CORPORATE
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:
A CASE STUDY OF AWARD RECIPIENT

UDK / UDC: 005.35(497.6)
JEL klasifikacija / JEL classification: M14
Pregledni rad / Review
Primljeno / Received: 12. veljače 2016. / February 12, 2016
Prihvaćeno za tisak / Accepted for publishing: 24. svibnja 2016. / May 24, 2016

Abstract:
Employees’ perceptions of organizational corporate social responsibility (CSR) are usually a mixture of personal experiences of internal CSR and actions that affect external stakeholders. Recent research points to numerous benefits from employees’ positive view of company’s CSR efforts, however, analyses of employees’ perceptions and attitudes are still rare. The aim of this paper is to explore employees’ perceptions of company’s behaviour towards relevant stakeholders, and the extent to which such behaviours are seen as commendable, taking into consideration the company’s reputation. Analysing CSR orientation through employees’ perceptions can help distinguish between company’s genuine CSR orientation and simple window dressing. Using a mixed method approach that combines questionnaire, interview and content analysis, this exploratory study focuses on the perceptions of employees in a company recognized for socially responsible behaviour in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The results suggest that employees perceive their company as socially responsible, but also that there are variations in perceptions depending on the stakeholder group and point out the importance of the national business system and culture in CSR evaluation. The empirical findings correspond to its public reputation and provide legitimacy for the awards received.

Key words:
corporate social responsibility, employees’ perceptions, reputation,
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Legitimate Stakeholders

 According to EcoVadis (see http://www.endress.com/_storage/asset/1576641/storage/master/file/6849002/download/eh_EcoVadis_Premium_Report_2016.pdf, chapter 10, p. 24/31) “legitimate stakeholders” are:

  • Governmental organizations (i.e. government environmental protection administrations, anti-trust agencies, customers protection agencies)
  • CSR networks and initiatives
  • Trade unions and employers’ organizations
  • International organizations (i.e. UN, ILO, UNEP, …)
  • NGO’s (i.e. Greenpeace, Clean Clothes Campaign, Transparency international, UFC, …)
  • Research institutes and reputable press (CSR Asia, Blacksmith Institute, …)

A corporate stakeholder is a party that can affect or be affected by the actions of the company and the achievement of its objectives (i.e. employees, clients, suppliers).

 I think that, presently, EcoVadis treats employees as 2nd class stakeholders.

Leftist Trade Unions not interested in CSR

http://www.etui.org/News/Trade-unions-and-corporate-social-responsibility-pragmatism-wins-out-against-mistrust (2015-02-26)

[…] The more left-wing the trade union, the less it will be interested in CSR’ was how Lutz Preuss summed up the situation. According to this researcher, it is in Finland that the trade union movement is most open to CSR, a finding that can be explained by the fact that this country is able to boast a highly developed social legislation that endows it, to some extent, with a safety net that can protect it from any undesirable side-effects of negotiations undertaken in the framework of CSR. […]

If “left-wing” stands for left-wing conservativism, I agree to that. As for CSR, old fashioned unions too often leave the agenda setting to the employers and lack the competency and professionality required to challenge corporate story telling and corporate “reputation management”.