The world is changing at a breakneck pace. Employees expect their organisations to address key social issues. Savvy organisations will engage with employee activism and harness this to integrate a range of views and voices to deliver on strategy and policy. Engaging with employee activism allows employers to go beyond surveys and really consider multiple points of view in a more robust manner. However, engagement needs to be thought out carefully and always approached with empathy. Not engaging with the pressing issues of our times is no longer an option.