Employee Engagement Quotes That Remind You WHY

Ryan Scott

Going through our routines like hamsters on a habitrail, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. People do it, companies do it. But if you’re a leader who cares about employee engagement, you need to be the one pulling everyone out of their humdrum malaise and creating an inspiring culture.

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How to Get Your Employees Volunteering When They Can't Leave the Office

Ryan Scott

When it comes to corporate volunteer programs, employees often have the best of intentions but the worst of schedules. The “I’m too busy” anxiety has a direct impact on participation rates, causing some employees to feel that volunteering is a luxury they don’t have time for. This can have an insidious effect, making other employees question whether they should volunteer. Maybe I shouldn’t take time out of my work day to do this, they wonder; maybe it will appear to my supervisor as if I’m neglecting my job.  

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The "Hygge" of the Happiest Employees

Ryan Scott

With all of the tumult in the air, everyone could use a big dose of hygge right about now.

Clear your mind and picture this: cashmere socks and a crackling fire on a rainy day. Candles and shearling slippers. A warm latte with milk-foam heart. Pastries and sheepskin rugs.

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Why Obsessing About Volunteer Participation Gets You Nowhere With Millennials

Ryan Scott

There are certain goals in life that seem self evident. For HR and CSR leaders, one of those certainties is this: high employee participation rates means that your volunteer and giving program is a success. Ergo, participation rates must be at the forefront of one’s focus.

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4 Top Leadership Trends for HR Managers in 2017

Ryan Scott

What’s the biggest threat to building an engaged workforce in 2017? A recent study concludes: employee burnout.

The study, by Kronos Incorporated and Future Workplace, found that 95 percent of human resource executives think that burnout is what stands in the way of employee retention. What’s worse, they don’t think that a solution will be found in the near future.

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5 Ways to Engage Millennial Employees Through Cause

Ryan Scott


The Millennial generation presents a fascinating paradox.

They’re motivated by purpose-filled work, even though money is a huge concern. Thirty-six percent depend on financial support from family and 7 in 10 young workers don’t have enough saved to cover two months of living expenses, according to Pew Social Research. But ninety percent are more interested in a fun work environment that they love than one with a lot of cash.

Topics: millennials
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How to Activate More Employees to Volunteer Through Deep Engagement

Ryan Scott

All employee volunteers are not created equal. And it’s important to understand the distinctions if you want to elevate your participation rates in 2017.

The more common social-oriented volunteers are driven by social opportunities and care about the mission of the nonprofits they serve. Career-oriented volunteers are drawn to professional opportunities for advancement. And 24% of employees aren’t driven by either motivation and don’t express any interest in volunteering.

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New Trends on Public Trust Reveal Opportunities for Corporate Social Impact

Ryan Scott

Trust is in jeopardy.

At least according to Edelman’s “Trust Barometer 2016,” which reports a breakdown in trust of institutions - especially government - by the public across the world. More specifically, it’s the masses that are most distrustful, as opposed to the “elite” informed public, and this has opened a yawning gap amongst global populations.

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7 True Stories of Irresistible Employee Volunteerism

Ryan Scott

Low participation rates for employee volunteer opportunities are a trouble spot facing many companies.

But not all.

Many companies seem to channel magic and create volunteer events that employees clamor to join. Companies like CSAA Insurance Group, which has an award-winning volunteer program that engaged 98 percent of its employees in service last year. And it’s not just participation rates that this company is nailing.

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Choosing Social Causes That Make Sense For Your Company

Ryan Scott

Business leaders know that their companies need to give back through volunteering and giving, and they do. But they’re not always sure where their companies should give back.

According to Giving USA, 2015 was America’s most generous year ever, with corporate giving ($18.45 billion) increasing 3.9 percent (3.8 percent when inflation-adjusted) over 2014 giving. Meanwhile, corporate volunteer programs are becoming an ever-more mandatory employee perk, with employee volunteer participation rates with their company’s community efforts continuing to rise to 33% in 2015 from 28% in 2013, according to the 2015 Giving in Numbers survey by CECP.

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