Earning the commitment of millennials, the secret weapon of Corporate Social Responsibility

Marc Duffy, Jo Watts

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The commitment of an employee to their employer has been researched extensively by academics over the last fifty years (Cantril, 1963; Mowday, Steers and Porter, 1979; Allen and Meyer, 1990; Singh, Gupta and Venugopal, 2008; Al-Yami, Galdas and Watson, 2018), the context for such research has generally been contextualised to 'baby boomers' who represented the workforce during this period. Millennial employees are soon expected to make up 60Westerman and Yamamura, 2007). The needs and desires of millennials at work are different to baby boomers with millennials more concerned with organisations impact on the world and commitment to sustainability strategies (Leveson and Joiner, 2014). Organisational Commitment (OC) has also been noted to be in decline, with millennials not seeking or expecting a 'job for life' (Hammer, 2015). This paper therefore proposes that organisational Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) might be an important tool for organisations wishing to commit millennial employees.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationBAM 2020 conference in the cloud proceedings
PublisherBritish Academy of Management
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Sept 2020

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