The role of CSR in companies is part of the sustainable development approach. It is one of the most important issues facing society, as it addresses notions of ethics, prevention and equality. What exactly is CSR? Why take a CSR course? What are the different types of training? How long does it last? We tell you everything you need to know in this new article.
What is CSR?
CSR or Corporate Social Responsibility is the integration of environmental and social concerns into their activities, their decision-making processes, but also in their relations with stakeholders. The objective of CSR companies? To leave a positive footprint on society, while remaining economically viable.
Why take a CSR course?
The benefits of the approach for the company
Taking a CSR training course is interesting in more than one respect for companies. These training courses make it possible to raise the awareness of all the company's players on various themes (environment, disability, gender equality, health, well-being at work, etc.). In addition to improving the company's image, this type of training also makes it possible to anticipate future constraints and prevent risks. It is also a good way of improving the quality of life at work, making teams more dynamic, improving their performance and their involvement in the life of the company.
Opportunities for the employee
There are many opportunities for employees who have completed CSR training. Thanks to it, they can become more involved in project management, with an increase in skills. With their new expertise, they can aim for a new position and move up internally. As these new skills lead to new tasks, employees are often more involved, motivated and productive.
What types of CSR training are there?
There are many types of CSR training courses. Let's go through them together.
Training on sustainable development
Sustainable development training is a professional training course that enables companies and their employees to act in favour of the environment and the climate. In view of the climate emergency, new actions must be taken within the company. This type of short training course enables companies to adopt controlled energy consumption, but also to become familiar with all the good practices that can be put in place in a company in favour of a progressive energy transition.
Training on equality at work
The women and governance training aims to raise awareness of a new approach to leadership in order to promote gender equality at work. It also aims to increase the skills and responsibilities of women within the company. Disability training aims to promote diversity in the workplace and the inclusion of disabled workers in companies. It enables managers to gain a better understanding of the different forms of disability and to act to integrate people with a disability into the workplace (adapted positions, introduction of new equipment, adapted transmission of information, new measures to integrate these people into the rest of the team, etc.).
Training on psychosocial risks
The harshness of some companies, as well as poor management of employee psychology, sometimes causes suffering among employees. Stress, harassment and verbal or physical violence are factors of suffering at work. The training on PSR proposes to train on the impact of psychosocial risks on a professional and personal level. It enables the manager to spot the signs of ill-being at work and to intervene to help employees and offer them a better quality of working life.
How to choose your CSR training?
As you can see, there are many CSR training courses. They often take the form of short courses, lasting 1 to 2 days. The choice of training course should be based on several factors, namely
- According to the professional/personal project of the employee or manager: he or she may need to learn about green jobs, or to follow a training course on psychosocial risks because of problems within his or her team, for example.
- According to the company's vision: the targeted training must be consistent with the company's strategy and objectives. It is necessary to prioritise the areas in which the company or the individual needs to improve. It is possible to take further training courses later on, if the company has other needs.
To make the right choice, do not hesitate to carry out an internal CSR audit to find out what employees need. This can be done with the guidance of a trained employee who is aware of the issues and needs of the teams. You don't know what training to choose? Do not hesitate to contact IPAG, the CSR training expert.