Corporate Social Responsibility

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 6

CorporateSocial Responsibility

SocialCorporate Responsibility (CSR) is an invaluable component of theformal education courses. The business schools have an obligation ofensuring that students have the skills for making a workplacefinancially successful, vibrant, and guided by values. I believe thatbusiness schools are to blame for the constant scandals that affectthe banking sector in the Wall Street. In order to improve managementinefficiency in modern businesses, the educators should inventcreative strategies to instill students with sustainable corporatesocial responsibility concepts that extend past public relations andindividual self-interest. Business schools can improve leadershipefficiency in businesses through training students make CSR anindividual responsibility.

Manybusiness scandals result from failure to analyze how prospectivenegative effects that result from implemented incentives, strategies,and priorities partially contribute to business scandals, businessschools should negotiate with big companies to be offering theirstudents internship positions. The companies should then allow theinterns to do the business responsibilities independently, but underclose supervision for perfection.

Anotherstrategy business schools can use to improve the student’s qualityof education is emphasizing on practical lessons. For example,students should be subjected to moral dilemmas during training sothat they can be cautious of the ethical challenges. The studentsbetween 18 and 23 years cannot identify moral dilemma situationsbecause the trainers use abstract concepts that might not makesignificant logic.

Finally,the business schools are capable of improving CSR through basing allthe students’ curriculums that emphasize on ethics and socialresponsibility values. Besides, the schools should train students totake individual social responsibility instead of blame shiftingscandals on an entire organization.

Similarly,I concur that many employers prefer to hire graduates with bachelor’sdegree to the high school and diploma graduates. However, I do notagree that degree holders are more skilled than diploma candidatesare. The degree programs give students wide skills, but theinformation is normally theoretical. This implies that the candidateswill have no practical skills by the time they graduate. The resumewill show that a given candidate has vast qualifications in variousfields, but they cannot utilize them in the real life situations.This explains the reason that several employers complain that degreecandidates lack relevant skills. On the other hand, diplomacandidates often have vast practical skills while their resume showsthey have little work knowledge. Besides, their performance doesoccasionally surpass the degree holders because they are curious anddetermined to learn additional skills as the latter can be arrogantbecause they assume they have vast skills in their field ofspecialization. Besides, the employers’ intuition thatfour-year-degree graduates make better employees has necessitated theestablishment of several universities offering the courses in ashorter period. The result of the crush programs is candidates withwide theoretical knowledge and no practical skills.

Ialso agree with the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics that severalgraduates are underemployed. The number of people with degreeprograms has increased by over 100% in compared to two generationsback. This implies that several graduates are willing to take simplejobs that diploma candidates can effectively do such as cashiers in agrocery stores. At least 5% of degree holders are jobless because thenumber of jobs is decreasing in the United States while the graduatesare increasing. Several companies have shifted their operations tocountries with affordable production costs while others areoutsourcing services from overseas countries that offer high qualityand affordable services.

Employersare blaming education institutions for failing to produce adequatelyexperienced graduates. However, I support the employers thatgraduates from some colleges are inadequately experienced because theinstitutions have not upgraded their programs to match the presentemployment environment. For example, business schools shouldcollaborate with target employees in designing their course programs.On the same note, educators should emphasize on ethics and individualresponsibility at work place to enhance personal accountability.

SinceI am yet to be an entry-level worker, this class has educated me thatI can collaborate and research on essential skills that prospectiveemployers require me to have. I will then perfect the skillsrecommended in this class before I graduate. The skills will preventme from being entitled “unprofessional” since I will have thetechnical and practical skills required for accomplishing theassigned job. Recently, potential employers are also offeringsupplementary guidelines through this course on the skills thataspiring employees should improve such as communication, honesty,appropriate appearance, and resilience.

Insummary, business colleges have a responsibility to improve thequality of skills of their students. They should collaborate withprospective employers when designing course programs to ensure theytrain their students with relevant skills. In addition, the coursesshould emphasize on personal social responsibility and ethics toenhance individual accountability of the employees. Similarly,educators should emphasize on students acquiring practical skillsthrough internship programs.