[New York, NY] – [April 3rd, 2019] – Next Jump has been recognized as one of the Healthiest Employers of New York City, an awards program hosted by Sequoia Consulting Group and powered by Springbuk. Only five employers from the New York City area were named overall winners in their respective size categories during the awards program, held on April 3rd, 2019. These winning organizations were honored for their commitment to employee health, with exceptional corporate wellness programming.
Award applicants were evaluated across six key categories: Culture and Leadership, Foundational Components, Strategic Planning, Communication and Marketing, Programming and Interventions, and Reporting and Analytics. Completed assessments were ranked with the proprietary Healthiest Employers® Index, a 1-100 rubric for wellness programming.
Most company executives say that they are not responsible for helping employees with emotional, physical, financial or community wellness — that it’s a personal issue. At Next Jump, we feel the opposite. We train employees not only relating to their jobs but holistically, to become better communicators, healthier eaters, physically and emotionally fitter, better sleepers… the list goes on. We want our employees to grow as human beings and be much more effective (and happier) at work.
We’ve experimented with all sorts of ways to help people be healthier everyday. For starters, we’re the company that doesn’t fire people (our own goal was to remove the sense of fear and dread every quarter or every year when we look at our numbers. It’s been an incredibly successful experiment). We were also featured in the book, “An Everyone Culture”, from Harvard Business Review because of our approach to our people-first culture.
In one instance, we saw that as our leadership programs grew and people gained more responsibility, employees couldn’t sleep – we simply couldn’t shut our minds off. The dynamic was clear — more senior, more responsibility… less sleep. We tried nap rooms but found it didn’t work. The availability of a welcoming bed didn’t address the main problem of why staff members weren’t able to sleep… we couldn’t shut our minds off.
Hence, our solution: we rolled out a SLEEP CLASS across all offices: it is a daily 30-minute class from 2:30-3:00pm that has the impact of two hours of sleep.
Founder and Co-CEO Charlie Kim writes, “We have learned a lot when it comes to building a high performance culture: Health Ignites Performance. So, is sleep a Company’s problem worthy to address? According to the data, we get a resounding yes — that it is a high return on investment. Sleep Class… It works”
“It’s inspiring to see the commitment and results New York employers are producing in the health of their population,” said Greg Golub, Founder and CEO of Sequoia Consulting Group. We congratulate Next Jump and all of the award winners on being leaders in workplace health and prioritizing the wellbeing of their team members.”
About Next Jump:
We’re a $2bn eCommerce and HR tech company specializing in employee perks and HR software for 70% of F1000, military institutions, schools and non-profits. We’ve been featured in Harvard Business Review’s 2016 book, An Everyone Culture, for our work in building high performance teams, cultures and organizations.
About Sequoia Consulting Group
Sequoia is the service partner for people-first companies needing a strategic approach to benefits, HR, retirement, and insurance services. Our Sequoia Platform unifies the employee and administrative experience giving any sized company the flexibility needed to better scale and protect their business as their needs evolve. We’ve spent 18 years supporting the world’s most innovative, employee centric companies and we know what it takes to fuel your growth and please your people. For more information, visit: www.sequoia.com
About Springbuk and Healthiest Employers®:
Springbuk is a health intelligence software platform that empowers everyone in an employer’s health ecosystem to glean actionable insights to improve their population’s wellbeing and contain claims costs. Each year, Springbuk administers the Healthiest Employers® Award Program across the US to honor the nation’s most dedicated employers in bettering their worksite health and wellness programs. To date, over 10,000 employers across 40+ US cities have participated in the awards program. Learn more at www.Springbuk.com. and www.HealthiestEmployers.com.
Want to learn more?
- Read more about sleep class and why we do it here: https://blog.nextjump.com/2016/04/12/sleep-is-a-companys-problem/
- Come visit our London, Boston or New York offices on a Culture Tour – apply here: https://www.nextjump.com/contact/
- Check out our Youtube Channel where we share Leadership Lessons pro bono: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClxt05oUbYNWQTfhDw5G7qA