Employee Volunteerism in Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Engagement in India
Keywords:Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR], Stakeholders, Employee Volunteerism, Employee Engagement, Brand Building, Team Building
Introduction of Section 135 and Schedule VII in the Companies Act 2013 is the development of 4 years in India. India is the First country across the globe which has made CSR mandatory for profit-making corporates. The expectations of these selected corporates in the field of CSR are different from traditional CSR. The selected corporates which come under the purview of CSR act had to scale up their CSR programmed by forming CSR Policy, Vision, Philosophy, CSR structure and CSR Board Committee and they also had to decide the focus areas as per the Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013.
These Corporates have to involve all the stakeholders in their business, i.e., employees, customers, shareholders, communities, and vendors in the CSR process. Many corporate in India have involved their employees in their CSR programs. Employees Volunteerism has become a critical aspect of CSR. Besides involvement into CSR projects the employee volunteerism may result in employee engagement, team building, and brand building. The current article deals with employee volunteerism in Corporate Social Responsibility in Indian industries and its byproduct ‘Employee Engagement.'
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