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.

Corporate Diversity Initiatives: Best Practices and Pitfalls

It is well documented that companies with strong diversity programs have a competitive edge, but not all programs are created equal. Phyllis A.…

Over Half Your Potential Employees Seek Strong CSR Commitments

A study from Cone Communications presents some extremely persuasive evidence to support the hypothesis that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the business of…

Best Practices to Strengthen Your Organization with Volunteers

It no longer makes sense for nonprofits to simply take whoever wants to volunteer. In order to actually grow your organization, you want…

5 Considerations for Leaders in a Purpose-Driven Workplace

Discover five ways to improve your performance as a leader in a purpose-driven workplace.

Memorial Day … Every Day

PwC Chairman Bob Moritz recently said the most significant way to memorialize the men and women who have made the ultimate of sacrifices…

JetBlue’s 2015 CSR Report: Crewmembers and Community Values Come First

JetBlue's 2015 corporate social responsibility (CSR) report reflects a comprehensive vision that often goes outside the bounds of what is expected from a…

Harpooners Buy Themselves A Beer Company

When faced with a tough financial decision, Harpoon Brewery opted not to sell to a large investor, and instead put almost half the…

Viacom Turns Up For Good

Viacom is a massive media company that's positioned itself as a powerful force for change. And its corporate social responsibility (CSR) branch is…

Millennials in the Workplace: They’re Not Complicated, We Promise

With millennials making up the largest part of the workforce, it’s more important than ever to ensure they’re actively engaged with their work.

How Companies Can Support Transgender Employees

Everyone within an organization, not just those within the human resources department, needs to know the practicalities of supporting a newly-transitioning employee —…

4 Ways to Share Your Brand’s Philanthropic Story

Whether your company already has a large digital footprint or you are looking to up your efforts, it’s time to take a closer…

Women in Construction: Will It Ever Be Equal?

Without many female role models in the field to look up to, women feel there isn’t a place for them in construction —…

Chobani’s Secret: Employee-Owned Firms Beat the Competition

Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of Chobani yogurt, made headlines late last month when he gave 10 percent of the company's stock to his…

10 Companies Paying Employees to Save the Environment

These 10 companies are leading the charge in sustainable company culture and environmental volunteering initiatives.

I’m Over Doing Good

Patsy Doerr, global head of corporate responsibility and inclusion for Thomson Reuters, is over doing good. She explains why in this op/ed.