Venture Capitalist Ben Horowitz’s book, titled: “The Hard Thing about Hard Things”, resonated with the business community. While I would recommend his book and agree wholeheartedly with much of his advice (on honesty being more important than positivity and tips on the “right way” to let someone go), the book included a section on how
Category: Employee Engagement
One of my happiest moments at Next Jump was when our Boston office hoisted the winning trophy for the 2012 Holiday Party Dance Battle. Our holiday party at Next Jump is held once a year in February, and we bring together all employees from four offices for the event. It’s an amazing perk of being a
What makes for a healthy workplace? Dr. Ron Goetzel, the Director of the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies at Emory University and an expert on healthy workplaces, has researched this question extensively. After investigating thousands of companies, the IHPS selected nine companies that they believe are pioneers in promoting the health and well-being of their worker.
“The number one predictor of employee engagement is the perception of how much your employees feel cared for as a human being.” – Dr. Jim Loehr Back in January, we wrote about how perks are the new income. Recent Gallup surveys show that 71% of employees are still not engaged at work, despite companies across nearly
Today, companies are focused on retaining talent. Job growth is expected to be the strongest in 15 years in 2015, and a recent study revealed that 86% of employees in the US are exploring their options for alternative jobs. A recent Wall Street Journal Article (titled: “Lavish Perks Spawn New Job Category“) focused on the technology sector