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Profile of the Professionals 2013

The Profile of the Professionals 2013 is a signature research project of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship that examines job satisfaction, professional development, motivations, and compensation of people working in corporate citizenship roles.

Based on a survey conducted in late 2012, this is the Center’s fifth report focusing on those working in corporate citizenship. These findings reflect the rapidly developing nature of corporate citizenship and the evolving roles of the professionals who must utilize a variety of skills to succeed in their jobs. These professionals have increasing levels of education and experience and are expected to have a wide variety of skills and broad networks. Professionals working in corporate citizenship draw on their varied backgrounds to operate cross-functionally inside their firms and with a diverse range of external stakeholders.

Among the report’s key findings:

  • Respondents report higher levels of education and experience than found in earlier surveys.
  • At every level, professionals in corporate citizenship highlight the importance of building relationships.
  • Professionals in corporate citizenship are highly satisfied in their jobs – and are motivated by the opportunity to make a difference in the world and to business success.
  • Workload and a lack of resources are the greatest challenges for professionals across all job titles in corporate citizenship.

The findings from the Profile of the Professionals survey allow professionals working in corporate citizenship to compare their own experience and background to that of their peers. It provides insight into how professionals at all levels assess the skills they need to be effective in their roles and what they perceive as the greatest challenges they must overcome.

Center for Corporate Citizenship members may contact us for a more customized view of the Profile of the Professionals information related to your specific industry or other business demographic.


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Profile of the Professionals Executive Summary 2013

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