Companies with ESPPs Outperform Those Without Them

A new study by Carver Edison shows that over the last five years, public companies with employee stock purchase plans (ESPPs) had a return on equity of nearly 12% per year, compared to 7% in companies without these plans.

Ownership Culture Insights: Beyond Corporate Engagement

In this new series of NCEO blog posts, I will explore interesting ownership culture insights on what the NCEO has learned over the years from companies, their stories, practices, and a wealth of survey data collected from employee-owners across the country. I will explore common challenges, best practices, and learn about what employees truly value when it comes to creating a workplace that thrives on ownership thinking.

2020 Fall Forum: See the Curriculum Guide

From September 14 to 16, the 2020 Fall ESOP Forum will showcase the best resources the ESOP world has to offer for you and your company. To help you navigate which sessions will give you the answers you need, we have put together a curriculum guide with six tracks for a variety of roles and ESOP questions.

Local Employee Ownership Conferences Continue Online

Adapting to the socially distanced world, both the Vermont Employee Ownership Center (VEOC) and the Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC) have moved their annual conferences online.

The 2020 National ESOP Database Is Now Available

Each year, the NCEO compiles a database of all ESOPs in the US. This database breaks out privately held and publicly traded ESOPs, and includes the age of the ESOP, number of participants, total plan assets, and more. We have just released the 2020 version.

Ownership Culture Insights: Blind Spots in Information and Learning

A new series of NCEO blog posts will explore interesting ownership culture insights on what the NCEO has learned over the years from companies, their stories, practices, and a wealth of survey data collected from employee-owners across the country.

Survey Data Shows Lower Turnover Among ESOPs

Our recent ESOP Topics Survey gathered data from 160 ESOP companies on how they’re handling the COVID-19 crisis and other issues, including questions about their turnover rates in 2019. The surveyed ESOP companies reported dramatically lower turnover than overall national averages.

U.S. Senator Says Link Employee Ownership to Government Aid

Only a handful of people in Congress have actually worked for an ESOP company, but Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is one of them. In an interview with Urban Milwaukee on July 3, Johnson suggested linking government assistance to employee ownership.