When deciding which company to give their money or time to, consumers and workers are likely basing it on more than just the products or services offered or the compensation for employees. Corporate social responsibility, in which businesses contribute positively to society through philanthropic efforts, ethical practices, or commitment to initiatives that align with the company’s core values, is a key component in being the type of organization that people want to align themselves with.
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Brand Awareness and Reputation
Prioritizing corporate social responsibility is a major differentiating factor for standing out from your competitors. When your organization authentically commits to adding value and fulfilling a selfless purpose to better the world around them, it positively boosts brand awareness and reputation. More people will know about your company and view it in a positive light, which will keep you top-of-mind for when they make a decision with whom they choose to do business.
When workers feel their employer is serving a greater purpose and using their resources for the benefit of those around them, they are more likely to be invested in going above and beyond to help the company succeed. Corporate social responsibility boosts employee engagement, which in turn increases productivity, innovation, and morale. It can also improve turnover rates and talent acquisition since engaged employees are more likely to remain satisfied and committed to their employer, as well as recommend their workplace to others.
Companies that invest in improving their communities and not being solely focused on the highest profits possible actually tend to attract a larger customer base that is also very loyal. Although it may seem counterintuitive, reallocating some time and resources away from revenue generation activities and applying them toward improving communities can improve financial performance as consumers are more likely to show their approval with their spending choices and are often willing to even pay more if it’s for a company with similar values to them.
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