Development Crossing

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability

Ryan Scott
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share

Ryan Scott's Friends

  • Oraia Reid

Ryan Scott's Page

Latest Activity

Ryan Scott posted a blog post

How a Culture of Giving Back Inspires Something Better than Engagement

A culture of giving back is not only one of the most inspiring ways to engage employees, it also offers something even better than engagement: worker passion.Every business leader is well versed in the benefits of employee engagement, with one study showing a 21% increase in productivity if employees are…See More
Ryan Scott posted a blog post

Employee Engagement vs. Employee Experience

I spend a lot of time thinking about employee engagement, especially as it relates to employee volunteering and giving. Why? Consider the PwC study which showed that employees most committed to their organizations put in 57 percent more effort on the job—and are 87 percent less likely to resign—than employees who consider themselves disengaged. Or the Gallup study which demonstrated…See More
Jun 13
Ryan Scott posted a blog post

Employees Too Busy to Volunteer? Shift the Narrative.

I often hear feedback from CSR leaders who lament the challenge of busy employees. Companies everywhere are populated by workhorses who are overcommitted, under-resourced and scrambling to unbury themselves from a towering pile of to-dos. “Volunteering is wonderful,” think many of these folks, “whenever there’s a spare moment to get to it.” Followed by: “But let’s get real: it’s an extracurricular for others, the ones who have the luxury of time.” How can CSR leaders shift the narrative, for…See More
Jun 6
Ryan Scott posted a blog post

Employee Engagement is Declining Worldwide

One of the top concerns for HR executives in 2017 is how to raise employee engagement, and for good reason. Engagement is on the decline across the world, and that spells trouble for business leaders everywhere. A recent study by Aon Hewitt has revealed that employee engagement dipped for…See More
May 30
Ryan Scott posted a blog post

Crowdfunding Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

With funding cuts looming for the arts in general and PBS in particular, leaders of cultural organizations have had to get extremely creative about how to keep the lights on.So PBS executives have decided to host a charity telethon for itself. But instead of Jerry Lewis standing before a bank of phones, PBS is bringing us Mister Rogers in an online streaming marathon with automated giving technology. The beloved children’s show is now hard to find on most PBS…See More
May 23
Ryan Scott posted a blog post

Is Volunteer Recognition an Oxymoron?

With Volunteer Recognition Day and National Volunteer Week having recently past, it’s time to take stock of how - and why - we’re acknowledging the hard work of employee volunteers.By definition, volunteering is, well, voluntary. Or at least it should be; the alternative is making employees feel “voluntold,” and that defeats the whole point. Above all, volunteers want to…See More
May 16
Ryan Scott posted a blog post

Here's What Rockstar Cultures of Giving Back Look Like

I write a lot about the direct line between corporate cultures of giving back and increased employee engagement. Time and again we see new data emerge that proves how much employees value working for companies that demonstrate a concern for more than pure profit.Company leaders learn the hard way that single-minded focus on the near-term bottom line doesn’t pay off in the long run. Rather,…See More
May 9
Ryan Scott posted a blog post

The One Thing Nonprofits Wish Companies Understood

Beth Kanter knows a thing or two about nonprofits. With over 30 years working in the nonprofit sector, Kanter has penned several award-winning books and is the writer of one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits. She’s trained thousands of nonprofits around the world and in the process has increased capacity building at organizations whose missions are so critical to our collective well-being. Kanter was named by Fast Company as…See More
May 2
Ryan Scott posted a blog post

Pay Attention to Earth Day 2017. Your Employees Are.

Has Earth Day ever been loaded with more urgency than now? It would seem that way, as our planet is under siege not only by climate change but by the unapologetic leader of the world’s largest economy.And that’s why this year’s Earth Day - on April 22nd - is getting a colossal amount of attention. Company leaders, take heed: this is a historic moment to show you care about sustainability, which your employees - especially Millennials - really, really want…See More
Apr 25
Ryan Scott posted a blog post

+IMPACT Spotlight: Building for the Future with Bozzuto CAO Julie A. Smith By Laura Plato

As the Causecast team revs up for our exciting +IMPACT East conference next month, we’re sitting down with some of the fascinating experts speaking at the event for a little window into their worldview.This week: Julie A. Smith, Chief Administrative Officer of Bozzuto, a privately held, integrated real estate services organization…See More
Apr 18
Ryan Scott posted a blog post

Employee Engagement Quotes That Remind You WHY

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.According to surveys by America’s Charities, 88% of company leaders believe effective…See More
Apr 11
Ryan Scott posted a blog post

The "Hygge" of the Happiest Employees

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.Cozy and comforting, right? That’s the Danish concept of hygge (pronounced hoo-gah), which makes homes nicer, people happier, and for some reason is all the rage these days. It’s even made it to the Oxford Dictionaries’ 2016…See More
Apr 4
Ryan Scott posted a blog post

Robots Can Help Us Save the World. If We Let Them.

While there are real fears that robots are taking away our jobs, some research suggests the opposite. Sure, 38% of companies believe AI and robotics will be “fully implemented” in their company within five years, according to Deloitte’s recent Human Capital Trends report. But the same research showed that 77% of respondents believe automation results in “better jobs,” and only 20% see job reductions. Fifty percent are investing in retraining workers…See More
Mar 28
Ryan Scott posted a blog post

The Brave New World of CSR: AI and Predictive People Analytics

Predictive people analytics is a hot HR buzzword these days, but what does it really mean?A recent article by experts at McKinsey & Co. offered a succinct insight by quoting Bill James, the famous baseball historian and statistician: “There will always be people who are ahead of the curve, and people who are behind the curve. But knowledge moves…See More
Mar 21
Ryan Scott posted a blog post

5 Ways to Engage Millennial Employees Through Cause

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 n…See More
Mar 7
Ryan Scott posted a blog post

What You Wish Millennial Employees Were Saying About Your Company

"This company has a culture you can feel—ethical, caring, inclusive, and forward-thinking. We are a financial services company, yet we care greatly about our community and give back, at an individual employee level and at a corporate level. I LOVE working here. As a millennial, I have high expectations. I want to retire from this company, which tells you how special this place is!"- employee at Principal Financial Group, rated #21 on…See More
Feb 27

Profile Information

What is your Interest?
Corporate Responsibility, Sustainable Development, Environment
Company, Individual
Name of Company / Organization:
What is your current job title / department?
Seniority Level
What would you most like to get out of this network?
Networking, Share Best Practices, Potential Partners
What knowledge, skills and experience do you have that you would be happy for people to contact you over?
Employee engagement, corporate philanthropy and volunteerism.

Ryan Scott's Blog

How a Culture of Giving Back Inspires Something Better than Engagement

Posted on June 20, 2017 at 12:55am 0 Comments

happyemployee-1.jpg A culture of giving back is not only one of the most inspiring ways to engage employees, it also offers something even better than engagement:…


Employee Engagement vs. Employee Experience

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 12:39am 0 Comments

AdobeStock_140397601.jpeg I spend a lot of time thinking about employee engagement, especially as it relates to employee volunteering and giving. Why?…


Employee Engagement is Declining Worldwide

Posted on May 30, 2017 at 12:35am 0 Comments

AdobeStock_131709578.jpeg One of the…


Comment Wall

  • No comments yet!

You need to be a member of Development Crossing to add comments!

Join Development Crossing


© 2017   Created by Development Crossing.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service