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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The End of the Broken Promise: How to Achieve a ‘Living Brand’

How often does the promise made by a company in its marketing and advertising fail to match up to the real customer experience?…
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What’s Next For CR? Thoughts and Predictions for 2015

Shannon Schuyler of PwC shares her predictions for the year to come.
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Why Making the Workplace a Playroom is Worth It

From neon slides, climbing walls and foosball to work outings and volleyball tournaments, companies like Google, Skype and LinkedIn have all embraced the…
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Supercharge Your CSR Commitments Through Employee Engagement

As demonstrated at the Conference Board of Canada’s CSR Summit in Toronto Oct. 29-30, a number of Canada’s most successful companies are leveraging…
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Why Would a Company Fund STEM Skills Development?

From the business perspective, what motivated Time Warner Cable to invest heavily in STEM skill development through their Connect a Million Minds program?…
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Engage and Excel: How Corporate Responsibility Improves the Bottom Line

Business leaders may be aware of the positive impact of an engaged workforce on productivity, but they might not recognize the power of…
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Five Reasons To Stay Corporate and Ignore Your Higher Calling

Do you see your corporate job as a stepping-stone to a higher purpose or cause? Phil Preston provides five reasons that might change…
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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.…