Thursday, March 15, 2012

Why HR Managers don't do it

As a follow-up to my post about the World HRD Congress in Mumbai in February, here you can see me in action, at the start of my presentation on CSR for HR:

And while we are on the subject, you might want to take a look (it's ok if you might not!) at this interview I did with Ellen Weinreb, the Sustainability Recruitment Guru and leading light on all matters relating to sustainable jobs.  Her piece is called:   The real friction between human resources and CSR and speaks to the issues that prevent Human Resources from truly embracing CSR as a prism through which they manage the HR function.

What are the top reasons that HR Managers do not embrace CSR ?

  • We are already doing it.
  • No-one is telling us to do it.
  • We don't have the time to do it.
  • We don't get paid to do it.
 Of course, you don't hear too many HR Managers saying:
  • We don't know how to do it.
or even:
  • We are still asleep.

It is time for HR to wake up to CSR!

1. Start where you are
2. Use what you have
3. Do what you can

This is great advice for HR Managers. I would add just one more point : Read CSR for HR :)

elaine cohen, CSR consultant, Sustainability Reporter, HR Professional, Author of CSR for HR: A necessary partnership for advancing responsible business practices. Contact me via  on Twitter or via my website

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