The 2020 Fall Forum Is in the Books

Today we wrapped up our 2020 Fall ESOP Forum, and I want to take a moment to thank the sponsors, speakers, attendees, well-wishers, and staff who helped make it a success.

New NCEO Webinars: Financial Wellness for ESOP Participants

Many ESOP companies provide financial wellness education for employees—and even more should. Employees really appreciate the help in learning how to think about wealth-building strategies for the long term, and especially how their ESOP accounts fit into that.

The NCEO Is Hiring a Conference Coordinator

The NCEO is happy to announce that we are expanding our events team. We are currently seeking to hire a conference coordinator, who will serve as the liaison between our conference director and the attendees, sponsors, and speakers of our annual spring Employee Ownership Conference.

Ownership Culture Insights: Why Employee Involvement Matters

Any company, employee-owned or not, would love to have a culture in which employees think and act like owners. As we have said time and time again, the ESOP alone cannot create this type of attitude or engagement.  

New State ESOP Slides Available for NCEO Members

As a benefit to our members, we produce downloadable PowerPoint slides for all 50 states. Each set of slides includes a map of ESOP company locations, the number of privately held ESOPs and participants, an industry breakdown, and more.   

Lessons in Reinvention at the Fall Forum

Want to see reinvention at work? Watch this video from the Motz Corporation (parent company of two external brands: The Motz Group and USGreentech):  

NCEO to Sponsor OEOC Conference

As I wrote in a blog post from July 30, the Ohio Employee Ownership Center's conference is just around the corner. The event, scheduled for Thursday, August 20, from 8:30 a.m.

How Having an ESOP Is Helping Companies Weather the Pandemic

Our recent ESOP Topics Survey asked companies to reflect on how employee ownership is affecting their ability to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The responses show some encouraging perspectives on how an ESOP and an effective culture of ownership can help companies survive and thrive in crisis.

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.