24 May 2015

Memorial Day, 3pm. Don’t Forget.

By Ryan Scott |Sun, May 24, 2015 @ 15:05 PM|

You’re so focused on unplugging and decompressing over the next few days that an appointment may have slipped your mind.

3pm on Memorial Day, remember?

Sure, Memorial Day weekend is when America pretends that summer has started. And if you’re like 80% of us, that’s where the meaning of the three-day holiday begins and ends.

Which is why, in 2000, Congress passed The National Moment of Remembrance Act, as an added way of honoring America’s fallen heroes. For one minute on Memorial Day, we’re all stopping everything to pay our respects to the men and women who died in service of our country, especially those who died in battle. The time of 3pm was chosen because it’s likely when Americans are most enjoying the freedom made possible by those who died in service of their country.

21 May 2015

Which Companies Give Matching Gifts Most?

By Ryan Scott |Thu, May 21, 2015 @ 15:05 PM|

For employees and nonprofits alike, matching gifts is the gift that keeps giving.

When companies match the donations that employees make to nonprofits, the result is a powerful employee engagement tool that supports nonprofits and employees alike. For nonprofits, studies have shown that matching gifts serve as an incentive in fundraising appeals and lead to increased donations. For employees, matching gifts programs are meaningful 

18 May 2015

And here are the engagement losers, the states with the most actively disengaged workers:

11 May 2015

Is Love the Answer to the Disengagement Economy?

By Ryan Scott |Mon, May 11, 2015 @ 10:05 AM| Tags: Blog

Gallup’s annual reports on employee engagement inform us that engaged employees give approximately 57% more effort and are 87% less likely to resign. Organizations with above-average levels of employee engagement reap 147% higher earnings per share. When both customer and employee engagement are above average, they experience a 240% jump in performance-related business outcomes.

04 May 2015

If you want to create a corporate culture that embraces Millennials (and you should), take a close look at the Six-Month Research Update to the 2014 Millennial Impact Report, the latest update to a five-year study conducted by Achieve, the research arm of Forte Interactive, and sponsored by The Case Foundation.

19 April 2015

Earth to Man: Need Community Impact This Earth Day

By Ryan Scott |Sun, Apr 19, 2015 @ 21:04 PM| Tags: Blog

One billion people.

17 April 2015

A question I’m asked all the time is: “How can I involve my on-site employees in the volunteer experience?”

13 April 2015

Celebrate Service This National Volunteer Week

By Ryan Scott |Mon, Apr 13, 2015 @ 08:04 AM| Tags: Blog

I’m a lucky guy. Because of my work in helping to shape and support corporate volunteer programs, every day I get to see inspiring stories that underscore the power of volunteering to make a difference.

08 April 2015

Let’s play pretend for a minute.

07 April 2015

Congratulations! You’ve resolved to start fresh with your employee volunteer management system and work on strengthening your shaky marriage.