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According to our research, 20 percent of respondents say they don’t participate in employee engagement programs because they’re not passionate about the programs that are offered.
A New Year provides us all with the opportunity to look back at what we’ve accomplished over the previous 12 months, and at the same time look ahead to what we will accomplish in the 12 months ahead. As the WeSpire team looks back at 2015 we’re amazed at what our customers have been able to achieve harnessing the power of the WeSpire platform.
Across nearly every industry, the topic of impact—how to create it, contribute to it, and control it—is being talked about, presented on, strategized over, and increasingly, being scrutinized to measure. Sure enough, it was the topic of focus at last month’s Sustainatopia conference in Boston, arguably one of the largest gatherings of influential decision-makers and thought leaders in the world of sustainability.
Employee engagement can mean different things to different people, and certainly includes a slew of different subsets, from health and well-being, to volunteering and corporate social responsibility. As such, we continue to hear from companies that figuring out where and how to start an employee engagement program is often the most difficult part of the process.
Last week, I spent two exciting days in Austin, TX as an attendee of Fortune Brainstorm E, an invite-only conference hosted by the team at Fortune Magazine that focuses on energy, tech and sustainability for better business outcomes. WeSpire was originally introduced to this event in 2012 as part of Fortune Brainstorm Green’s Cool Companies competition, where top start-ups pitch to venture capitalists.
Let’s say you wanted to persuade a few billion people to be more thoughtful about energy consumption. How would you make that happen?
Even if your water situation is crystal clear, chances are you know someone who is dealing with murky H2O issues. A new report from the World Resources Institute describes surging demand for water—global and local; today and long-term—which is driven by complex factors like population growth, droughts, and extreme precipitation events.
Capturing the attention and passion of employees from the very start of the on-boarding experience is incredibly challenging, but when you layer on the fact that most organizations already face serious employee engagement and culture issues, the task becomes gargantuan.
A recent Gallup report shows that companies with highly engaged employees have 147% higher earnings per share compared to companies with low employee engagement. In addition to driving higher levels of productivity and lower turnover rates, employee engagement programs also positively impact customer ratings and satisfaction: Analysis by Harvard Business School found a causal relationship between customer loyalty and employees’ participation in sustainable activities through Caesars’ engagement program.