Discussion 5 Response 2

Please respond to 1&2. Please make sure there is a reference for each question.

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The ethical code of conduct at NOHS helps in achieving its primary goal of enhancing human life. The organizations moral code calls for the respect of dignity and wellbeing of all persons, honoring cultural diversity, social justice advocacy, upholding integrity, and promotion of self-determination, honest and objective conduct (National Organization for Human Services, 2017).  The main goal of NOHS is to meet human needs objectively using an inter-disciplinary approach that incorporates prevention and remediation of problems. The organization thus regularly engages in CSR activities that endeavor to better society at large. The ethical standards are thus similar to the CSR s they both focus on social justice and well-being. For instance, NOHS moral responsibility towards the public and society includes advocacy for change in regulations and statutes that impede clients rights (National Organization for Human Services, 2019). Such conducts are in line with the organization’s CSR in bettering the surrounding community.
CSR is essential for small businesses as it helps in building strong brands within the target market and builds trust among stakeholders.  A firm that engages in CSR portrays that it recognizes and appreciates the input of both external and internal interested parties in the business. Engaging in CSR enables a firm to conduct its operations in line with the personal beliefs of stakeholders. CSR, therefore, has numerous outcomes for small firms, including low staff turnover, higher employee morale, higher sales and revenues, and better overall performance. CSR is essential for community development s organizations to focus their activities in solving various problems that face society. Provision of water and sanitary facilities in the marginalized areas as part of CSR, for instance, leads to community well-being.
References
National Organization for Human Services. (2019). Ethical standards for human services professionals: National Organization of Human Services adopted 2015. Retrieved from https://www.nationalhumanservices.org/ethical-standards-for-hs-professionals#public. 

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NOHS Ethical Code and Corporate Social Responsibility Concepts

Whether you are a student, faculty, researcher, administrator, community, or part of the community, the National Organization of Human Services (NOHS), 2015 code is utilized to ensure ethical standards are exercised. NOHS 2015 addresses responsibilities to clients, the public and society, employers, profession, and self. The human services profession’s fundamental values include respecting the dignity and welfare of all people; promoting self-determination; honoring cultural diversity; advocating for social justice; and acting with integrity, honesty, genuineness, and objectivity (NOSH, 2015). Similar to NOHS, CSR concepts are used to help make ethical decisions. Valentine & Fleischman 2008 asserted that questionable business practices obligate leaders to emphasize business ethics and develop programs that prevent future misbehavior (Trevino and Nelson, 2004; Wartick and Cochran, 1985). NOSH and CSR concepts help to ensure accountability and honesty among individuals and within organizations. Both use ethical codes as preventive measures to dishonest practices.

Explain how CSR is important to smaller businesses and how it can assist with community development.

CSR is important to smaller businesses because Jenkins 2006 asserted that Small Medium Enterprises (SME) could also “be very adaptive, swiftly adjusting their trading capacities according to changing market opportunities” (Goffee and Scase, 1995, p. 18). This flexibility means that they can respond quickly to changing circumstances; SMEs may be able to rapidly take advantage of new niche markets for 242 Heledd Jenkins products and services that incorporate social and/or environmental benefits in their value. Although the businesses are small, CSR can be incorporated with other operations methods to improve the work environment and productivity. By accomplishing this, it helps open more doors to assist with community development. The background should include loyal, honest, trustworthy, and dedicated people. Those factors lead to better relationships with the community and each other. For example, when the morale and work environment are good at the organization, the community can sense the collaboration and experience the same energy.

References

Jenkins, H. (2006). Small Business Champions for Corporate Social Responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics, 67(3), 241256. https://doi-org.saintleo.idm.oclc.org/10.1007/s10551-006-9182-6

National Organization of Human Services. (2015). Ethical Standards for Human Service

Professionals. http://www.nationalhumanservices.org/ethical-standards-for-hs-professionals

Valentine, S., & Fleischman, G. (2008). Professional Ethical Standards, Corporate Social Responsibility, and the Perceived Role of Ethics and Social Responsibility. In Journal of Business Ethics (Vol. 82, Issue 3, pp. 657666). https://doi-org.saintleo.idm.oclc.org/10.1007/s10551-007-9584-0

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The National Organization of Human Services (NOHS, n.d) has a list of forty-four standards that were established to set “fundamental values of the human services profession to include respecting the dignity and welfare of all people; promoting self-determination; honoring cultural diversity; advocating for social justice; and acting with integrity, honesty, genuineness, and objectivity” (para. 2). These standards are used by practitioners in the field who are faced with an ethical dilemma; however, they can also be used in daily life. The NOHS standards provide a framework and standards to operate from and base decisions upon within the human services field. Similarly, CSR to the corporate, for-profit field, is what the NOHS standards are to the human services and/or nonprofit field. The CSR concepts also integrate ethics and social responsibility into their framework (Valentine & Fleischman, 2007). According to Valentine and Fleischman (2007), in the corporate world, integrating CSR into your business plan will “facilitate advantageous relationships with stakeholders, improve societal welfare, and augment competitive advantage (p. 657).

CSR, Small Businesses, and Community Development

According to Jenkins (2006), “SMEs (Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises) prefer to learn through networking and from their peers, so this is a possible avenue for greater SME engagement in CSR. This would require strong leadership or championing from individuals such as highly motivated owner-managers and from exemplary companies as a whole” (p. 241). CSR does not only apply to large businesses that gain more media attention and consumers, but also to the smaller businesses that can have the potential to make significant impacts to their local communities. For instance, some consumers may favor and trust a small business with a good reputation and that are champions for a cause within their business than they would a larger business. Collectively, small businesses have a major impact on society and have the potential to be large proponents of CSR. In regard to local community development, small businesses that incorporate CSR into their business strategy can improve the communities they serve by earning the trust of their customers.

References

Burke, A. (n.d.). National Organization of Human Services (NOSH). Ethical standards for HS professionals. https://www.nationalhumanservices.org/ethical-standards-for-hs-professionals

Jenkins, H. (2006). Small Business Champions for Corporate Social Responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics, 67(3), 241256. https://doi-org.saintleo.idm.oclc.org/10.1007/s10551-006-9182-6

Valentine, S., & Fleischman, G. (2008). Professional Ethical Standards, Corporate Social Responsibility, and the Perceived Role of Ethics and Social Responsibility. In Journal of Business Ethics (Vol. 82, Issue 3, pp. 657666). https://doi-org.saintleo.idm.oclc.org/10.1007/s10551-007-9584-0

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