BEING interested in the new management field of corporate social responsibility (CSR), I asked a friend recently why there appears to be more CSR consultancies opening in Singapore than Malaysia. He answered, without even thinking, “Because businesses here aren’t really interested.”
This might explain why only five participants were present at the “Integrity at Work” forum, organised by the MCA Integrity Watch Group in January.
This leads me to wonder if employers actually care about what their employees want, especially those workers whom employers really want to keep. Of course, some employers might think that giving their employees a job, especially with thousands reported to be laid off almost every week, is a benefit in itself. Yet, those good workers – the type who have the work ethic, qualifications, skill and experience any employer would want – would be the ones to know that now is the best time to jump ship.