“One of the greatest rewards of working in the staffing industry is the ability to make a real difference in the lives of others,” says ASA past chairman Linda Carchidi, CSP, of JFC Staffing Associates. “I believe that our industry has an obligation to actively contribute to enhancing our communities and improving the lives of our employees.”
One way for your staffing firm to fulfill this obligation is to integrate corporate social responsibility—managing business processes to produce an overall positive effect on society—into your business. This section provides an overview of CSR and includes a host of resources to facilitate your CSR efforts.
Corporate social responsibility—managing business processes to produce an overall positive effect on society—extends beyond a company’s basic obligation to comply with law and work to increase profits. CSR is a set of policies, practices, and programs that are integrated into a staffing firm’s business operations and decision-making processes.
Corporate social responsibility—managing business processes to produce an overall positive effect on society—can also have a positive effect on a staffing firm’s bottom line, according to research by the trade association Business for Social Responsibility.
Workplace diversity—including and respecting the range of attributes that each employee contributes to a business—can have a positive effect on a staffing firm’s bottom line, according to research by the trade association Business for Social Responsibility.
ASA members know the importance of talented, skilled employees, as well as the challenges young people face in acquiring the skills employers need for entry-level positions. ASA is helping its members to address this situation through programs to help America’s young people learn the basic skills they need to become valuable employees.
The most important step in setting up a CSR program is to get started. Whether you’re brand-new to CSR or already have a program, these programs and resources give you ready-made opportunities to volunteer, diversify your workforce, and become a more responsible corporate citizen.
Helping veterans with career counseling and employment has been a top priority over the past several years for many ASA members, and is a rewarding and worthwhile CSR focus on many levels. ASA encourages all its staffing firm members to get involved in helping veterans find employment.
ASA Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives
From helping member firms to advance their diversity initiatives, to sponsoring awards recognizing member CSR efforts, to supporting the Global Principles for Socially Responsible Associations and Nonprofits, ASA promotes corporate social responsibility in its own operations and among our members.
Learn more about how ASA promotes CSR, read selected case studies from our members, learn how to submit an entry for the ASA Care awards, and more.
The ASA CARE Awards recognize our members' outstanding corporate social responsibility initiatives.