Employee Engagement refers to the emotional commitment that an employee has to the organization and its goals. This includes efforts by an organization to fully involve its employees in the programs, practices and operations of the organization, including charitable and sustainability activities. The goal of employee engagement is to have employees who take positive steps to further the organization’s interests or reputation, while creating the corporate culture that encourages new hires and retention.
In a broad sense, employee engagement is practiced by an organization’s human resources department, and is particularly important for the acquisition and retention of talent. In the context of workplace giving, employee engagement often refers to giving and volunteering programs in which the employee participates, typically involving community-based charities.