Tags: CSR

The government has underestimated the impact of its austerity measures, according to a source from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). John Philpott, chief economic adviser for the organisation, predicted that the state's forecast of 490,000 job losses in the public sector looks like it may fall short of the actual figure. In…

Sandra Kerr, national director of Race for Opportunity, has stressed the importance that any public sector job cuts do not have a disproportionate impact on the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community. Ms Kerr said: “The concern is that the job cuts will specifically affect the ethnic community, which is already disproportionately represented in…

Current salary increases mean female managers won’t be paid the same as men until 2067 New figures which detail the rates at which male and female salaries are increasing show that UK businesses are still more than five decades away from paying men and women equally, according to a report published today by the Chartered…

Using good management styles which show empathy towards staff and their welfare can help to boost company performance, it has been suggested. Shaf Rasul, a judge for the 2010 Orange Leader of the Year Award, believes bosses need to take a keen interest in the welfare of their employees and even share personal experience of…

St John Ambulance CEO, Sue Killen, wants employers to recognise first aid as a vital element of their corporate social responsibility, not just as a legal tick box, but as a way of reducing the number of unnecessary deaths. The charity recently found that each year up to 150,000 people die in situations where first…

There has been an increase in companies wishing to fulfil their corporate social responsibility (CSR) targets. A spokesperson for The Prince’s Trust said the group works closely with its corporate partners to give their employees the chance to develop their skills and experience, in addition to meeting CSR goals. "We have recently seen an increase…

Consumers are to have a better idea of the corporate and social responsibility (CSR) policy of the business they choose to buy products from or use the services of under a new government initiative. Last week, the Department of Energy and Climate Change announced the introduction of the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme. Organisations…

Human resource departments may wish to place an additional focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and energy efficiency, following a recent pledge by the Environment Agency. According to the Sunday Times, a new department has been set up within the agency to monitor and enforce measures designed to ensure businesses do not generate excessive carbon…