NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2019, Book 2

Business and management

APPLYING CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS EMPLOYEES AS PART OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Soňa Chovanová Supeková, Dr. Hana Krchová,Dr. Peter Zbranek

ABSTRACT

The article gives an overview on the research of project management from applying the Corporate Social Responsibility towards employees in the spectre of the project management standards in the small, medium, and big enterprises in the Slovak Republic from the project manager point of view. An employee who performs quality work at work expects, in addition to his wages, the benefits that an employer can provide through CSR projects. It is a very important social aspect of company behaviour towards its workers. Authors of the paper state the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility from project manager´s point of view in the researched companies as a part of building social responsibility towards employees and their members of families. The study included in the paper consists of quantitative and qualitative research of 272 selected small, medium and big enterprises in the Slovak Republic, focused on a questionnaire survey. Data retrieved from the survey have been processed by advanced statistical methods. To verify the responses of respondents to individual questions, the chi-squared test was used. Critical analysis is being used to identify specific factors of application the CSR concept in the companies from the project manager´s point of view. The paper brings empirical pieces of evidence of how project managers in the selected locally based companies have been applying the social aspects into the concept of their own project management. 60% of the monitored enterprises apply CSR activities to their employees in the response spectrum almost always. However, it is very striking that 21% of them do not apply CSR to employees at all. 43% of the monitored enterprises apply CSR to their employees and their family members in their CSR projects. However, up to 43% of the businesses monitored do not monitor or apply projects to their employees and their family members. This paper includes list of recommendations for Slovak small, medium and big enterprises based on best practices abroad, with aim to increase the knowledge and involvement of social problems into the projects of the companies to increase the effectiveness of the CSR towards employees.

KEYWORDS

project management, CSR, project manager, employee, project

REFERENCE

NORDSCI Conference Proceedings 2019, Book 2, Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-06-5, APPLYING CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS EMPLOYEES AS PART OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 11-18 pp, DOI paper 10.32008/nordsci2019/b2/v2/01