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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Banks, Brilliant Innovation and the Evolution of NGOs

How can banks join forces with NGOs to create partnerships that redefine social innovation? In this interview with Marc Stoiber, Audette Exel of…
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MGM Resorts: Inclusive Training Programs are the Key to Great Leaders

MGM Resorts' 15 casinos and resort locations are known worldwide for their getaway destinations. But these days, the company is winning awards for…
The Yahoo! Search team looks pretty inspired. Can you say the same about your own?

Managers: Help Your Charges See Your Vision

The mirror self image approach can help your team see the company's vision as their own stepping-stone to personal growth.
Are your employees this excited to come to work? If not, maybe you should try these five tips.

5 Steps to Create Meaning and Purpose at Your Company

Often I hear people say, “Oh, I wish I did something meaningful like you do, helping the world.” Working in philanthropy is a…
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What’s the ROI of an LOL? FunnyBizz Conference Makes the Business Case for Humor

No one wants to be sold to or patronized, so why not lighten it up with a little humor? This was the focus…
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RECAP: Twitter Chat with Hormel Foods – #Hormel3pChat

On June 5th, Hormel Foods engaged in special Twitter Chat with TriplePundit about a wide variety of sustainability topics at #Hormel3pChat.
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Best Buy: E-Waste Take-Back is Excellent Customer Service

Best Buy’s electronics take-back and recycling program is self-subsidizing but “barely profitable.” So, why does the electronics retail giant stay in the business…
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Why You Should Quit Your Job and Go Work For REI

Reading REI’s latest sustainability report is like finding a $20 bill in the pockets of jeans you haven’t worn in months. The company’s…
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SAP Develops Workforce of the Future

SAP has turned workforce management into a competitive advantage through some outside-the-box thinking. Programs that support employees with autism widen the hiring pool,…
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Why We Should Teach Everyone Character

Character, also known as emotional intelligence, doesn't need to come from blood, sweat, tears and a stint in Outward Bound. It can be…
The 2012 Washington, D.C. Hug Tour aimed to harness the power of hugs. Are they powerful enough to improve your business?

How Giving Hugs and Showing Compassion Will Grow Your Business

It’s easy for people to associate business leaders with closed doors and dollar signs. But leaders who use compassion to drive their businesses…
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12 Ways to Encourage Emotional Intelligence

High emotional intelligence (the ability to recognize and manage your own emotions, and those of others) is important in our personal relationships. Did…
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Employee Engagement Helps Drive Business

Ask anyone who’s led corporate environmental or social responsibility initiatives and they will tell you that employees can make or break any sustainability…
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Why Making an Impact is Good for Recruitment, Retention and Production

The new crop of millennials looking for jobs have a different vision of what they want in a career than the jobseekers who…
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Increasing Innovation in the Workplace: 4 Steps to Success

Sometimes the workplace can grow stale and innovation can falter. Follow these steps to breathe new life into your workforce