Publications & Thought Leadership

December 2009

Sustainable Human Resource Management: An Issue Brief and Roadmap

Posted in Implementation and Integration

The Sustainable Human Resource Management roadmap will help organizations and HR managers understand the foundational elements that need to be in place to foster a high performance sustainable or CSR (corporate social responsibility) organization. Human resource professionals have a key role to play to help a company achieve its sustainability or CSR objectives. Employee involvement is a critical success factor for CSR performance. Human resource managers have the tools and the opportunity to leverage employee commitment to, and engagement in, the firm’s CSR strategy. The Sustainable Human Resource Management roadmap will help HR managers understand and leverage this opportunity.

The Sustainable Human Resource Management white paper shows how high performing CSR organizations foster a culture of CSR and fully integrate CSR throughout their operations, rewarding and incentivizing CSR decisions and initiatives. It demonstrates that employees prefer to work for organizations aligned with their values and thus, incorporating CSR into the employee brand can enhance recruitment and retention, particularly in tight labour markets. This Sustainable Human Resource Management roadmap summarizes how CSR can be applied to the HR toolkit, resulting in a roadmap or pathway for human resource practitioners to follow who wish to contribute to the achievement of their organization’s sustainability and business aspirations, thereby improving social and environmental conditions and generating business benefits.

The Sustainable Human Resource Management guide provides an overview of the trends and drivers and business case for sustainable human resource management. The roadmap provides ten practical steps for creating a sustainable human resource management program, covering the employee lifecycle and HR portfolio.

See the companion CSR HR Checklist at this link (1.32 MB PDF)

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