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.


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

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

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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Returning to work safely: your brand is at stake

28 May 2020

'We are seeing leaders rushing to get employees back into the office based on misguided notions that remote workers are less productive, less engaged and less cooperative.'

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Is coronavirus the ultimate test in ethical leadership for HR?

27 May 2020

Whether it’s furlough or free healthcare, companies’ actions during the coronavirus have come under greater scrutiny than ever. Will the...

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David Fairhurst: ‘Drop D&I now and face talent shortages in future’

7 May 2020

Firms that drop diversity and inclusion initiatives could risk “re-marginalising” disadvantaged workers and talent shortages

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EY to appeal against $11m gold whistleblower verdict

20 Apr 2020

EY accountant uncovered money laundering at gold bullion dealer and wins claim against employer.

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Coronavirus: Employers ‘quarantining’ own staff before trade show

7 Feb 2020

Employers are quarantining their own staff as the coronavirus outbreak...

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Opening doors: the benefits of recruiting ex-offenders

6 Feb 2020

With research suggesting skills shortages in some sectors are at their highest level since 2008, an increasing number of employers...

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Could your HR policies be stifling compassion?

9 Jan 2020

As teams return to work and many employees continue to juggle heavy work demands with personal stress, how can HR...

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Florence Widdicombe holding a Tesco Christmas card from the same pack that contained a message from a Chinese prisoner.

Tesco’s China Christmas story reveals modern slavery vulnerability

23 Dec 2019

The vulnerability of UK supermarkets’ supply chains to inhumane labour practices has once again been demonstrated by the news that...

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Businesses find themselves in modern slavery limbo

22 Nov 2019

With legal action hovering over British American Tobacco, and G4S shares being blacklisted by an investment fund, it’s clear that...

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Environmental activism: how can an employer impose its views?

20 Nov 2019

Encouraging employees to adopt a greener lifestyle is one thing, but how far can employers go in terms of building...

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Personnel Today Awards 2019: Reconomy bags new Sustainable Business Award

20 Nov 2019

Waste reduction business Reconomy were crowned winners of this new category for 2019, which recognises employers that have sustainability at...

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