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.

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3p Weekend: 5 Things Employers Need to Know About Millennials

According to a study conducted in 2012 by leadership strategist Erica Dhawan, 75 percent of the global workforce will be made up of…
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A West Coast Perspective On Sustainability

Sustainability consultant Andrew Wilson of Corporate Citizenship finds that businesses in San Francisco are ahead of the curve when it comes to corporate…
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Work Exchange Brings New Meaning to ‘Made in China’

Keurig Machine Operator Lise Cloutier shares her lessons learned from a work exchange to meet her co-manufacturers in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and…
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Symantec Twitter Chat Recap: “Bridging the Workforce and Diversity Gaps”

Join TriplePundit, Symantec, Shared Value Initiative and Susan McPherson on Twitter to learn about “Bridging the Workforce and Diversity Gaps." Follow along on…
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8 Ways Community Engagement Strategies Can Drive Business Returns

Community engagement strategies are becoming more sophisticated and increasingly being used to drive financial returns. Phil Preston outlines eight entry points that you…
The success of a workplace is determined by its culture and values -- just like a football team. Crowdsourced T-shirt company Threadless, for example, decked out its entire Chicago office in art as a nod to its corporate culture. Click here to watch the workplace tour.

3p Weekend: What Creative Workspaces and Fantasy Football Have in Common

As scores of happy (and not-so-happy) fans know all too well, the pro football season kicked off last week. Now, after reviewing scores…
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3p Weekend: 5 Reasons for Companies to Care About Employee Satisfaction

Employee engagement and satisfaction is a hot topic in the sustainability space right now, but some companies may still find themselves asking: What…
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Community Engagement in the Gaming Industry

Gambling is fun - the rush, the bright colors, the chance to press your luck and win big money. But let's be honest.…
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Vacation Equality Project Seeks Mandated Leave for Americans

The Vacation Equality Project, led by Hotels.com, is leading an effort to have vacation leave mandated by U.S. law. But is it resonating?
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The Role of Touch in Business

According to one researcher, “Hugs have positive impacts on self-esteem, relationships and upon the body’s ability to cope with stress.”
The WeSpire team talks employee engagement at the organization's active booth at the 2014 Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego.

Millennials and the State of Employee Engagement

In response to employee demand, particularly from millennials, a growing number of employers are adopting an official engagement policy on sustainability. "People are…
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How This Residential Care Home Bumped Employee Engagement Into Overdrive

Executive Director and co-founder Dee DeLuca believes dynamic governance helped create a fundamental shift in Living Well, a senior care facility in Vermont,…
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Chipotle’s Cultivate Festival Serves Public and Employees Alike

The Cultivate Festival is one of the better public engagements around sustainability I've ever seen a company do - and it also has…
Corporate giving can take many forms, from staff volunteer days (like this tree-planting initiative at Yahoo!) to charitable donations. This post details five tips for getting involved.

5 Tips for Introducing a Charitable Giving Program to Your Company

However nice a corporate social responsibility initiative might sound on paper, you may find that your employees are reluctant to embrace charitable giving.…
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Employee Engagement: The ‘Human Thread’ Between Sustainability and Results

At SB'14 in San Diego, one unexpected theme seemed to come up over and over: employee engagement and its role in corporate sustainability.