IntroductionHuman resource managers play an instrumental role in the achievement of organizational goals. Human resource managers who perceive corporate social responsibility as a main driver to success can be very influential in the realization of targets and objectives. It is the responsibility of HR managers to communicate and also implement policies, plans and behavioral changes in the organizations. Such managers make it a mandate to fulfill an organization’s objectives through integration of CSR. Strategic areas such as succession planning, organization design, design of recruit strategies and retaining talent all fall in the Human resource docket.
The human resource manager must therefore, develop a strategy that will aim to avoid problems in the implementation of plans and policies (Holbeche, 2012, p. 447). The report provides a discussion of the key strategies that should be addressed when preparing policies and plans of an organization. Recommendations will provide an insight on how the strategies will help the organization achieve its goals and objectives. Organizations operate in order to make profits. Their operations depend on the resources available in the society. The society represents the groups that interact with the organization such as employees, customers, competitors, shareholders, suppliers, and government.
Organizations therefore, have a social obligation to give back to the society. Corporate responsibility includes all the duties organizations do to protect the interests of the society; such activities and duties may be social activities or routine business. Development of social responsibility comes with added operational and cost changes. The changes are often beneficial than otherwise hence it is a significant factor to consider in an organization. Main bodyStrategy is a long-term approach that is usually based on a shared vision in order to achieve stated outcomes.
Policy provides a framework, guidance or principles that aim to determine actions, decisions and other matters of the organization. Social and ethical aspects feature highly in an organization. A sustainability strategy is an extraordinarily vital tool especially in the context of an organization where core business activities are carried out. Well established strategies are effective especially when an organization wants a change of behavior. An effective strategy requires input from all departments across the organization (Wilson & Dunn, 2007, p.
6). Implementation of plans and policies requires dedicated staff that will promote the policy, keep it active and relevant and also monitor its performance. Business ethics are standards and principles that find out acceptable conduct in any organization. Behavior that is acceptable, is always determined by each individual’s personal, moral principles and values, competitors, customers, government regulators and the public (Ethisphere, p. 38). Some organizations give room for employees to bend the rules. It is for this reason that unethical activities are being reported in organizations. In business, it is not only profit that should be considered but also social implications of the activities being done.
Social responsibility is an obligation that aims to maximize the positive impacts and reduce the negative impacts on the society (Ethisphere, p. 39). It concerns the impact that the entire business activities have on the society as a whole. Regulations and laws have codified the basic social and ethical issues. This encourages businesses to conform to the standards, attitudes and values set by the society.