More than half of employees want their companies to allow them to give more time and money to charity, according to research carried out for the company LeapCR.
The firm, which provides software to enable employee engagement in corporate social responsibility, commissioned the research organisation Vision Critical to survey more than 1,000 full-time UK employees to find out how important CSR is to the country’s workforce.
Fifty-seven per cent of respondents said they wanted their companies to improve their corporate social responsibility, while 49 per cent said they were more likely to stay with an employer that encouraged its workforce to donate time or money to charities within working hours.
Only 58 per cent of respondents were aware of whether their company had a CSR strategy.
It found that CSR was particularly important to employees aged between 20 and 30, with 69 per cent of them saying they were more engaged with their employer when had the opportunity to undertake charitable initiatives in the workplace.
Malcolm Scovil, chief executive of LeapCR, said: "Research shows that social responsibility is more important than it was to previous generations.
"But many companies have not caught up with this yet. Charities should make sure it is easy for companies to find them and should share ways that their employees can get involved in helping out."