Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR is basically how companies manage their business processes to produce an overall positive impact on society. Here we are listed top interview questions on CSR (Corporate social responsibility) to help you in your job preparation.

Q.1 Let us suppose you saw a Co-worker doing dishonest task, what would you do?
It is suggested to inform the most relevant authority(ies) about specific behaviours witnessed. Else follow handbook, contract, or past practice concerning handling the potential dishonest behaviour. Do not immediately assume that the co-worker is guilty of dishonest behaviour. It is suggested to use appropriate compliance hotlines if available. You may also contact HR for compliance help. Remember deo not spread the potential dishonest activity news to employees or others and have responsibility over the matter.
Q.2 Does CSR require a paradigm shift?
Organizations should not only do some add on philanthropic things but also change their strategies and business models and really build the CSR approach into the management accounting and control systems. Indeed businesses have got ambitions related to CSR the question but still remains how they are going to fulfil these ambitions.
Q.3 You are required to explain an ethical standpoint, then what should the relationship between a supervisor and their Employee consist of?
Most importantly the relationship should be an honest, open, and trusting one such that questions can be asked and opinions can be expressed without concern of retaliation.
Q.4 Share your experience when you have experienced a loss for doing something right?
Loss can be expressed in terms of fundamentalism, social institutions, moral agency or virtuous organizations such that - 1. Fundamentalism: Financial and legal responsibility only "Business of business is profit." 2. Social Institutions: Social contract exists beyond economics and legalities. Need to accommodate stakeholders' interests. 3. Moral Agency: Moral obligations similar to people. Morality and ethics are part of culture: The 'right thing to do.' 4. Virtuous Organizations: Organizations that foster the good society. Obligation to build a better world.
Q.5 What is the difference between CSR and sustainability?
Sustainability refers to the overall picture for how we have to change the world to survive as human beings and CSR is the contribution companies can give.
Q.6 What does the ISO 26000 standard focus on?
It focuses on Social Responsibility, ISO 26000 is defined as the international standard developed to help organizations effectively assess and address social responsibilities that are interlinked with their mission and vision.
Q.7 Who introduced a model of strategization of CSR?
It was introduced by Jarzabkowski
Q.8 How many dimensions of CSR are defined by Caroll?
There are 4 dimensions of CSR defined by Caroll
Q.9 What does CSE refers to in context of CSR?
It refers to corporate social entrepreneur
Q.10 What does FTSE4Good Index evaluates?
It evaluates the performance of companies to meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards.
Q.11 Why do managers tend to retain free cash flow?
Managers may not be acting in the shareholders best interest, and for a variety of reasons, want to use the free cash flow.
Q.12 What is greenwashing?
Making a product appear more ethical that it really is.
Q.13 What is triple bottom line?
An accounting tool that looks at the impact on people, planet and profits.
Q.14 Does CSR require a paradigm shift?
Absolutely! Companies should not only do some add-on philanthropic things, but there should be some changes in the strategies and business models and really build the CSR approach into their management accounting and control systems. What we see now is that businesses have beautiful ambition related to CSR;
Although the question remains the same i.e. how they are going to fulfill these ambitions.
Q.15 What difference do CSR and sustainability hold?
Sustainability is more the overall picture i.e. here and there, now and future a la Brundtland for how we have to change the world to survive as human beings. While, the CSR is the contribution companies can Provide.
Q.16 Be wary of under-funded CSR programs?
This is also on of the first and fore most important factors to watch out for in your job search. Many corporate responsibility departments are small, for instance like only one leader and other two workers. Puzzle These roles will require you to cover a wide swath of the issues and responsibilities outlined in my book. To the extent feasible, and in the interest of your own self-preservation, you should seek clarity on the scope, responsibilities, and objectives, associated with this role.
Q.17 What is a corporate responsibility?
Business activity itself are concerned by the core element of the corporate responsibility -- the function of business in society is to yield adequate returns to owners of capital by identifying and developing promising investment opportunities and, in the process, to provide jobs and to produce goods and services that consumers want to buy. Economic history attests to the power of business sectors operating in effective environments of private and public governance to raise general welfare and living standards.
Q.18 Have you ever faced a situation where you felt that honesty is inappropriate?
Although till now i haven't face such situation still, Sharing honest feelings, especially ones of anger, frustration, and hate, may be inappropriate and also based on inadequate information about another person or situation.
Q.19 Suppose if you are new to a company that doesn't have an ethics or compliance program, then where would you start for information?
First, on a search engine Type "Ethics Programs" or "Compliance Programs".
Find existing ethics compliance programs published through Commerce Clearing House, the Bureau of National Affairs, etc.
For ethics books and texts, check your local library.
Now check the Journal of Business Ethics.
Q.20 A company provided beeper several different tones, including the song, "dixie, are included " and an employee is offended by the fact that a beeper holder chose this option. what would you do in such situation?
Follow past practice concerning , handbook, or contract for handling potentially offensive behavior.
Don't just immediately assume that the employee is guilty of offensive behavior.
For policy help and interpretation contact the human resources.
Q.21 If a company has a diversity policy, including sexual orientation, and there were employees who complained about this dimension of the policy, what would you do?
If we look back according to the Hewlett Packard Case, a company has a right to enforce such diversity policy.
Q.22 Suppose you have an opening for which the former employee is qualified. should you post the position? why or why not?
In such cases, on should first find the employee handbook, contract, and legal constraints to not posting jobs first.
Q.23 How would you deal with employee handbook policies that have contradictory values?
If the handbook is in adequate then there are several other ways to deal with contradictions such as: Consider past practice.
Consider the Costs i.e. financial, social, ethical, etc., of doing things in different ways.
Consider joint recollection of what the parties intended to mean when the handbook was written.
Consider letters of understanding you explaining the handbook policies.
Consider what is done by other arbitrators, companies, or court cases in that, or similar, situations.
Consult with management and human resource management concerning potential contradictory policies.
Q.24 You feel that you are a very good employee and others, including your boss, are telling you that you don't measure up - what would you do in this case?
Find out what specific behaviors are inadequate. Even if the impressions are wrong about you, do not retaliate.
Q.25 For monitoring employee movement, how far is too far within and outside the confines of the company?
There should always be a balance between the need to know information about the whereabouts of employees and the need for privacy. Keep up with employee handbook policies and laws concerning this matter.
Q.26 Consider a situation where you have recently been promoted to a manager position. and you're aware of another employee who is using the computer in an unethical way. this other employee used to be your co-worker. so, how would you explain this?
Follow handbook, past practice or contract concerning handling the potential dishonest behavior.
Don't just immediately assume that the supervisor is guilty of his dishonest behavior.
If available then Use appropriate compliance hotlines. Contact human resources for compliance help Also, try not to spread the potential dishonest activity news to employees or others who do not have re]responsibility over the matter.
Q.27 Through an ethical standpoint, what should the relationship between a supervisor and their employee should consist of?
The relationship should be an honest, open, and trusting one where questions can be asked and opinions can be expressed without concern of retaliation.
Q.28 What would you do if someone in management asked you to do something unethical?
First thing I'd determine how the candidate defines ethics.
The, determine how the candidate views their role in cases of ethics.
Finally determine how the candidate views power.
Q.29 Start with a bit of self-reflection and analysis?
Would you be best suited for a more technical role if you were completely honest with yourself, (e.g., supply chain auditor), a less technical role (e.g., communications) or a managerial position (e.g., self reflection corporate responsibility director or vice president) Use your self-analysis to filter -- or at least prioritize -- the jobs in your search.
Q.30 Consider the maturity of the corporate responsibility program within your target companies?
More mature programs are likely to have more jobs, but the jobs will also be more specialized and thus constrained to certain aspects of the program. Jobs in less mature programs will be more entrepreneurial but also more ambiguous and chaotic. In these programs you may find yourself designing the strategy and developing the programs. If you go to work in one of these programs, then you should be comfortable dealing with ambiguity and while, being self-directed.
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