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.

Elon Musk Slams Criticism of Tesla Working Conditions, Promises Fun and Frozen Yogurt

Last week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk hit back hard at allegations of unsafe working conditions at the company’s assembly plant in Fremont,…

Poor Indoor Air Quality Linked To Low Worker Productivity

Indoor pollutants are increasingly recognized as affecting overall health, but studies also link indoor air quality to cognitive function and mood.

Building a Better World Also Builds a Better Workplace

Everyone at a company — from the founder to its newest recruits — needs to work toward a better world. And that’s not…

How ‘Choice Theory’ Can Bring Harmony to Your Organization

Employee engagement suffers when leaders try to control others’ behavior. Instead, leaders should adopt seven caring habits to create a non-coercive, self-evaluative environment,…

11 Ways to Turn Entry-Level Millennials Into a Corporate Asset

Many entry-level employees, especially millennials, consider job satisfaction as important as salary. So, it'll take more than a few extra bucks to turn…

Thanks to Donald Trump, Corporate Social Responsibility Just Became Mainstream

The unintended consequence of President Donald Trump’s travel ban is the birth of a new era of corporate responsibility.

8 Social Impact Metrics you Need to Know About

How can you tell if your corporate responsibility efforts have an impact? These eight indicators can help.

Embracing a Five-Hour Workday

The notion of taking time off regularly may sound crazy to people who have fallen into the trap of believing that more is…

Employee Health and Safety Should Be CSR Priorities

Replacing an employee costs 15 to 20 percent of his or her annual salary, on average. That’s a lot of money and shows…

Supporting Employees Is the Most Important Part of Emergency Planning

Extreme weather can throw any operational protocol for a loop. But as you secure your supply chain, vendor relationships and other facets of…

CSR is More Than a PR Strategy: How Companies Live Up to Their Claims

Modern consumers prefer to buy products or services from the businesses actively involved in corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. CSR is not just…

How Social Consciousness Can Drive Financial Success

Doing good and generating attractive returns don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Combining social justice with financial return can have many far-reaching implications.…

Motivating Employees in the New Year: Three Tips to Increase Participation in Sustainability Programs

The new year presents a great opportunity to hit refresh on your company’s sustainability goals and allows employees to re-prioritize their sustainability habits.…

3 Ways Every Employee Can Work to Improve Corporate Culture

Whether you're a new hire or an executive, you can do your part to enhance the culture of your workplace -- and you…

Is This the End of the Charity Gala?

As millennials flood the workplace seeking more hands-on engagement with community organizations, the traditional charity gala is quickly becoming a relic of "old…