The Role of Human Resource Professionals (HRP) In Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): A Case Study of Pakistan State Oil (PSO) (Published)
The current research investigates the role of Human Resource professionals (HRP) in promoting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the public sector of Pakistan. Pakistan is part of the developing nations and is facing serious socio-economic, environmental, and political problems; partly because Pakistan has remained under the influence of British colonial rule. The long British colonial rule left serious administrative issues throughout the Indian subcontinent. This paper has identified a number of obstacles to integrating HRM and CSR that companies in Pakistan is facing. These obstacles are cultural, legal framework of corporate structure, rules and regulations regarding employee’s rights, which are a part of the CSR landscape. Corporate social responsibility is getting more popular in the HRM literature, where HR managers’ role is of greater significance for achieving CSR objectives. The authors develop a conceptual framework, which can help in strengthening and promoting links between HR and CSR resulting in achieving organizational, social, and financial objectives. In light of the findings, policy implications and recommendations are discussed in last section of the paper.
Keywords: CSR, HR Professionals, HR and CSR Nexus, HRM, Pakistan, Public Companies, The Role of HRD