Hudson: Employees On Board with CSR Practices

August 15, 2007 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Workers believe companies have responsibilities to the community, but employees do not necessarily take corporate social responsibilities into account when they are gauging job offers, a survey by recruiting company Hudson found.

Three-quarters of U.S. workers say companies have responsibilities to the community, but 70% don’t consider a prospective employer’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program very important when it comes to evaluating job offers, according to a survey of 2,000 respondents.

Nearly half (46%) believe it is very important for an organization to have such an initiative; however, 7% of employees have rejected a position based on a company’s social responsibilities performance.

Among the 46% of workers who work for an organization with a CSR program, 64% participate. Only 20% of workers state their employer allows them paid time off to volunteer. But of those, 70% take advantage of it.

CSR programs are more prevalent at large companies, with 58% of respondents who work for a company with 500+ employees saying their firm has a CSR program, compared to 45% of all workers.

About one-third of workers at companies with less than 100 employees say their company has a CSR program.

For more survey findings visit http://www.hudson-index.com/node.asp?SID=8360 .

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