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.

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…

Gett Acquires Juno: 5 Lessons For the Sharing Economy

Last week Gett, a Tel Aviv-based ride-hailing company, announced it was buying driver-friendly Juno for $200 million. The new entity hopes to go…

The Numbers Are In: Corporate Generosity Boosts Employee Engagement

Millennial employees who frequently participate in volunteer activities in the workplace are twice as likely to report being “very satisfied” with their careers.…

Respect Is the Cornerstone of Company Growth

Trust between employees and their managers increases productivity and a sense of empowerment because leaders don't need to micromanage, argues Kelsey Martin of…

Embattled Uber Releases Its First Diversity Report

Uber released its first diversity report following months of bad press, including fierce backlash over sexual harassment allegations. And the disappointing figures reveal…

Hire More Veterans: Starbucks Did and Never Looked Back

Starbucks powers ahead with its longstanding commitment to hire and support veterans, brushing off Breitbart's calls for yet another boycott.

Starbucks Baristas Demand Equal Maternity Leave Benefits

Starbucks is being challenged by employees who say the company’s much-heralded maternity leave benefits are unfairly applied.

GM, Herman Miller Partner on Detroit Waste Diversion

GM is planning a billion-dollar office maker. And it's partnering with Herman Miller are partnering with the environmental firm Green Standards to find…

Startup Delivers On Future Tech’s Promise For the Disadvantaged

San Diego startup Veyo is using future-tech tools like big data and predictive software to deliver low-cost, non-emergency medical transportation for the economically…

This CEO Wants You to Use Data to Build a Better Workplace

What really makes a great place to work? That’s the question the Great Place to Work Institute has been researching for more than…

Humanize the Workplace to Increase Productivity

Remove negativity from your office and replace it with positivity and a healthy, happy work environment. Here’s how.

When Workaholism Stops Working: Humanity’s Last Stand Is on the Job

It’s time to stop coveting the workaholic lifestyle — it’s unhealthy and ultimately unproductive. Instead, encourage your company's employees to embrace a healthy…

Businesses Step Up Efforts to Ensure Paid Family Leave

Proponents say paid family leave helps reduce turnover and costs for both employees and the business. Companies like Yum! Brands are taking that…