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.


Danone Waters: “As a B-Corp, it’s crucial we all live the values”

Gartner research recently showed how employees favour working for purpose-driven companies. Emma Sykes from Danone Waters UK & Ireland explains...

From compliance to compassion: research shows how priorities will change by 2030

16 Dec 2020

The pandemic has shaken up business priorities for leaders and will have a lasting impact on the future direction of...

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Co-op to offer ‘hundreds’ of apprenticeships

26 Nov 2020

The Co-operative Group will offer “hundreds more retail apprenticeships” in a bid to drive greater social mobility and make use...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020: HR Director of the Year shortlist

18 Nov 2020

With just days until the winners of the Personnel Today Awards are announced, we profile the shortlist for one of the most hotly-contested categories. 

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ReimagineHR: Expect a new employment deal post-Covid, says Gartner

16 Oct 2020

Employees’ capacity to deal with change is around half what it was in 2019.

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Pandemic drives jobseekers to favour socially conscious employers

30 Sep 2020

Employees are turning towards more socially conscious employers as the pandemic changes their expectations around their careers.
According to a...

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Why the time is right to consider staff volunteering schemes

30 Sep 2020

Good employers should take note of the increased interest in voluntary work, driven by the community spirit the early stages...

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Could a scholarship help you achieve your people goals?

29 Sep 2020

Offering a scholarship is not just for universities and other educational institutions, it could be a way to fulfil some...

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Volunteer projects ‘better for skills development than another training course’

18 Sep 2020

Half of employees want to use their professional skills on volunteer projects.

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MPs to investigate UK firms’ links with Chinese exploitation of Uyghurs

18 Sep 2020

Clothing brands and government to be investigated by MPs over links with exploitation of oppressed people in China.

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The next ethical dilemma: do we pay back furlough?

21 Jul 2020

Firms like Asos, Taylor Wimpey, Ikea are repaying furlough money, while others, such as Primark and Rightmove, say they will not take up the job retention bonus. What's their motivation?

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How the HR team at Severn Trent Water is keeping things flowing

8 Jul 2020

Neil Morrison explains how the utility has coped during the coronavirus pandemic, and why HR has a duty to support...

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Don’t switch off employee volunteering schemes this summer

8 Jul 2020

The summer months are often a great opportunity for employee volunteering projects. But despite social distancing restrictions, there are still...

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Four steps to take on your purpose journey

30 Jun 2020

Having purposeful work has always been important, but recent events have prompted both HR and employees to consider how this...

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‘Purposeful’ work essential to attracting talent post-Covid

11 Jun 2020

CIPD’s virtual Festival of Work hears from financier and campaigner Dame Helena Morrissey, Phoenix Group's Andy Briggs and QA's Charlie Mayfield.

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