Corporate social responsibility

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to the responsibility of businesses to take account of the economic, social and environmental impact of the manner in which they operate, over and above their minimum legal requirements.

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Sports Direct scraps zero hours contracts and “six strikes” policy

Sports Direct is to offer its casual retail workers the opportunity to switch from a zero hours arrangement to a...

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley and wife Linda arrive to give evidence last month. Photo: Ben Cawthra/REX/Shutterstock

Sports Direct’s business model treats workers like commodities and “without dignity”

22 Jul 2016

Sports Direct is founded on a business model that enables the majority of workers to be treated “without dignity or...

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Six Ways Organisations Can Create an Ethical Culture

Six ways organisations can create an ethical culture

19 Jan 2016

PROMOTED The reputation – and profits – of any organisation rests on the work ethics of its employees. Developing an ethical culture is imperative...

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Financial watchdogs announce new whistleblowing rules

7 Oct 2015

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) have published a package of new rules to make...

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How employers can prepare for the Modern Slavery Act

1 Sep 2015

Employers will soon be required to publish a modern slavery statement setting out how they protect against slavery in their...

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Teenage girls at a brick factory in Kolkata, India in 2014

Employers required to produce modern slavery statements from October 2015

31 Jul 2015

Large employers will have to publish a modern slavery statement for each financial year, the Government has confirmed.
The requirement...

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How staff can get fit while giving to charity

10 Jul 2015

Gamification is becoming increasingly popular as a means of boosting corporate wellbeing. But what if workers’ fitness efforts could translate...

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Personnel Today Awards 2014 winners: L&Q show the best Youth Employment Initiative

8 Dec 2014

London-based housing association L&Q won the second ever Personnel Today Award for the best Youth Employment Initiative at last month’s...

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Elitist Britain: What can organisations do to improve social mobility?

15 Sep 2014

Earlier this month, a government report revealed how senior public service posts are still dominated by a privately educated elite....

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Purpose and profit – how giving back helps organisations grow

5 Sep 2014

Geoff McDonald, former senior VP of HR at Unilever, believes that all organisations must consider what their purpose is in...

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Only 7% go to independent schools such as Eton. Photo: REX/David Hartley

Declare social background of your workforce, urges Milburn

28 Aug 2014

Employers should declare the social background of their workforce in order to combat the “social elitism” that exists in senior...

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The youth unemployment crisis – is training and development part of the problem or the answer?

Youth unemployment: is training and development part of the problem or the answer? (webinar)

25 Jun 2014

Available on demand. Hundreds of thousands of young people are currently taking their exams. For many, these...

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Is Oxbridge losing its appeal? Why a 2:1 degree is not the only talent benchmark

16 Jun 2014

Employers are increasingly turning their back on the idea that to work for them you need at least a 2:1...

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How corporate social responsibility switched focus towards L&D

9 Apr 2014

With youth unemployment still high, John Charlton looks at how corporate responsibility is tackling skills shortages and boosting reputation.

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Barclays - overall winners of the Personnel Today Awards 2013

PT Awards profile: Barclays triumph in youth employment

2 Apr 2014

As the Personnel Today Awards 2014 open for entries, Jo Faragher begins a weekly profile of last year’s winners. As...

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