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Five Keys to Engaging Employees as Owners

2019-06-06T15:20:39+00:00June 6, 2019|Articles, Building Business Literacy, Communicating ESOP Benefits, Featured, Skills for ESOP Ownership|

Because unlocking the door to greater employee engagement is critical to your ESOP’s success, here are five communication keys you turn to open it. 1) Answer the "why" to create an ownership foundation. There are many different types of ESOP companies, styles of leadership, methods of sharing information and tools for engaging employees. Bottom line: No matter the company, people want to know the “why." Why should I care? Why would I want to be engaged? Click here to read the full article.

Explaining ESOP Stock Value in Volatile Times

2019-02-03T02:13:36+00:00February 3, 2019|Articles, Building Business Literacy, Communicating ESOP Benefits, Featured, Skills for ESOP Ownership|

Anytime the public market goes on a roller coaster ride as it did in late 2018, it can cause quite a bit of uncertainty and anxiety for employees who are invested in stocks or equity funds as part of their 401(k) and other retirement accounts. So, naturally, your employees may be wondering how it all impacts their ESOP accounts.

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On-Demand ESOP Education Connects The Dots At PenLink

2017-12-12T14:19:16+00:00December 12, 2017|Building Business Literacy, Communicating ESOP Benefits, Featured|

Want a practical way to communicate your ESOP’s powerful benefits without having meetings or training in person? A custom on-demand education program-- like PenLink’s Certified Employee Shareholder Series – can be just what you need. “We used to talk about our ESOP one time a year at our annual meeting and that just wasn’t enough,” explains Melissa Price, Director of Human Resources at PenLink. Click here to read the full article.

Can you bribe people to act like owners?

2015-11-03T16:22:40+00:00November 3, 2015|Building Business Literacy|

“Eat your vegetables and you can have dessert.” The purpose of this well-known incentive is pretty clear. The incentive, or bribe, inspires short-term compliance but it does not engender any internal motivation or understanding about the big picture. Is this how short-term financial incentives, bonus programs, and recognition are supposed to work in an ESOP-owned company? Is it about compliance or should it be something different? Click Here to read the entire article.

Succeed by Playing the ESOP Game

2021-03-09T15:54:34+00:00February 17, 2015|Articles, Building Business Literacy, Communicating ESOP Benefits|

Tired of lecture-style presentations about your ESOP? Looking for a hands-on, interactive tool to educate your company’s employees? Workplace Development’s team-based, engaging, fun ESOP game is your answer. The ESOP Game is an interactive, ESOP company business simulation where participants experience the challenges of managing a simulated ESOP company. Click Here to read the entire article.

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