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Clif Bar Raises the Bar on Employee Rewards

For those of you interested in the world of double, triple, and quadruple bottom lines, check out this story from Clif Bar and their unique 20th anniversary employee rewards!

Custom Clif Bar Bike 20th Anniversary

 

Clif Bar recently awarded each of its 300 employees a new, shiny, red custom Clif Bar bicycle in honor of their 20th anniversary! Each employee received a brand new bike inscribed with their name and start date at the company. This is such a great idea! The bikes are both personal items and flashy gifts to show around town!

WATCH: Clif Bar’s 20th Anniversary Bicycle Unveiling Video

We love seeing employees rewarded for their hard work! When a company gives back to the people who make it run smoothly, it makes everyone work a little bit harder and may even attract some of these.

Custom Clif Bar Bike 20th Anniversary

What stories have you heard about companies giving back to their employees? We’d love to hear them!

My Experience as an Intern at A&M Meetings & Incentives

Interning at A&M has been a rewarding and enriching experience that has contributed to my knowledge of social media sites, travel destinations and the methods of improving worker relationships and inspiring workers. Through my work experience, I have learned about a multitude of destinations, ranging from exotic to family-friendly. These destinations, including South Africa and Indonesia, offer an assortment of activities bound to intrigue diverse groups of people.

Additionally, working at A&M has allowed me to understand how to improve an incentive trip. Planning an incentive trip is all about the activities that are available to the participants; specifically, every destination has something different to offer groups, which is why the choice of location is very important. One trend that I believe is successful is planning out-of-office experiences for employees. More and more, companies are looking to bring people outside of the conference room. This can be done by having employees volunteer within the community or by planning day trips. Another trend gaining popularity aims at engaging employees and incorporating outside input. Companies are using social media sites to get more people involved; companies are asking people to ask questions on twitter and are creating groups where information can be shared and discussed.

Before starting at A&M I did not know much about CSR; despite this, I have quickly learned how influential and how widespread the trend has become. Companies today are increasingly looking to become more responsible both socially and environmentally. “Going green” is another trend that I have learned more about during my time at A&M. Companies all over the world are looking to implement ecofriendly practices as a means of cutting down on production costs, attracting customers and improving the environment.

I have been rewarded with a lot of great opportunities at A&M and have truly gained a lot of knowledge about improving meetings, travel and current business trends.

– Olivia

10 CSR Organizations We Are Thankful For

We would like to take a moment to thank some special socially responsible organizations that make a difference each and every day.  Without their sustainability leadership and remarkable green initiatives, our world would surely be in trouble.

CSRwire(www.csrwire.com)  – The leading source of corporate social responsibility and sustainability news, reports, events and information.

TOMS (www.toms.com)  – With every pair your purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One.

1% For the Planet (www.onepercentfortheplanet.org) – A growing global movement of 1,401 companies that donate 1% of their sales to a network of 2,708 environmental organizations worldwide.

GMIC (www.greenmeetings.info) – The premier global community solely dedicated to sustainability in the meetings and events industry, not only through education but also by spearheading research, policy and standards.

SHFT (www.shft.com) – Multi-media platform founded by film producer Peter Glatzer and actor-filmmaker Adrian Grenier to convey a more sustainable approach to the way we live through video, design, art and culture.

Farm Sanctuary (www.farmsanctuary.org) – Works to protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living.

Recyclebank (www.recyclebank.com) – Rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from local and national businesses.

Taiga Company (www.taigacompany.com) – Sustainability consultants that seek to be the oxygen to your business.

Clean the World (www.cleantheworld.org) –  Social enterprise that collects and recycles partially used soap from hotels to donate to organizations that provide aid to impoverished people around the world

TerraCycle (www.terracycle.net) –  Purpose is to eliminate the idea of waste by creating national recycling systems for previously non-recyclable or hard-to-recycle waste. Outsmart Waste.