employee engagement

Employee engagement, also called worker engagement, and a subset of stakeholder engagement is longstanding concept in business management. The theory is that when employees are engaged in the company’s activities, they’ll work a lot harder, which will ultimately benefit the company.

In sustainability circles, we talk about employees as one of the key stakeholders in an organization. We engage stakeholders because their feedback can provide insight into the core values of the company and the core sustainability issues facing the company. When employees are engaged, and their ideas are being implemented, it makes it much easier for sustainability initiatives to succeed.

Here are some stories about successful employee engagement initiatives around sustainability.

How to Create a Corporate Volunteer Program

What are the best methods for introducing a corporate volunteer program into your business? How can you maximize employee engagement, your impact on…

How Evian Automated Its Factory Without Laying Off Workers

Spring water giant Evian recently automated its bottling plant in the French alps. Rather than lay off workers, the company actually hired more…

How Remote Work Affects Your Triple Bottom Line (and 5 Ways to Get There)

Working from home is growing in popularity, both among workers and among employers. According to a recent survey, about 43 percent of Americans…

Why “Workers’ Comp” Are Not Dirty Words: CSR and Workplace Injuries

In the business world, few phrases carry as much emotional baggage as “workers’ compensation.” Those who receive it, like most people who file…

To Create Leaders, Challenge Employees to Volunteer

For Alexander Mann Solutions, the secret to company-wide engagement when it came to community volunteering was encouraging autonomy. Employees, including senior management, are…

When Death Calls, CSR Takes Center Stage

How you handle the death of an employee will say a lot about your organization and how you care for your stakeholders.

The Rise of Employee Engagement Through Social Action

One common way to build engagement is to develop social initiatives that engage employees and promote social activism. Check out these examples of…

A Transactional Approach to Employee Engagement

Want to truly engage your employees? Find out what they really want and find a way to make it happen.

Deloitte Survey: Employees Need to Know Volunteerism Matters

Volunteerism is seen by many hiring influencers as a valuable asset to have on your resume. But not all job applicants realize that…

How CSR Programs Benefit Employees

A good CSR program can be used by a company to recruit and retain employees. Almost three-quarters of respondents to a recent survey…

Flexible Leaders Will Rule the Employee-Centered Workplace

Is your company ready to give more freedom to employees? Do you feel like you’re losing great people to more agile competitors? It’s…

Half Full or Half Empty: Negativity Kills Employee Engagement

While every employee has different needs, preferences and personality traits, widespread negativity is a recipe for disaster.

Google Sued Over a Culture of Leaks Mixed with Intimidation

Google's culture of secrecy has gone too far, say employees. And some filed a lawsuit alleging that the tech giant ran afoul of…

5 Ways Leaders Can Bridge the Generational Divide

Multiple generations make up today's workforce. To bridge the generational divide, managers must become more agile and focus on the needs of each…

Engaging Employees Around Community Action

We asked a nonprofit focused on voluntary service, a leader in pro bono and skills-based volunteering, and a forward-looking company how to get…