How Campbell’s Soup’s former CEO turned the company around

WHEN DOUGLAS CONANT CAME ON THE SCENE, CAMPBELL’S MARKET VALUE AND EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT WERE A MESS. HERE’S HOW HE GOT THINGS BACK ON TRACK. BY RODGER DEAN DUNCAN When Douglas Conant took over as the president and CEO of Campbell’s Soup in 2001, the company’s stock was falling steeply. Of all the major food companies…

Twelve tips for teambuilding

Great article on teambuilding by Susan M. Heathfield, Human Resources Expert, in About.com. Check out what Hercules Trophy and the Hercules Academy can do to improve your teamwork!

New sponsors join the Crunch Hercules Trophy challenge

The Crunch Hercules Trophy team challenge is gearing up for October 10th – Liberty State Park. A range of sponsors are supporting the growth of Hercules Trophy in North America. Over 30 teams have registered already for this unique teambuilding experience. After Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Hercules Trophy will be rolled out all over the…

Mood video Hercules Trophy

Are you a wimp or a winner? Every single participant at Hercules Trophy feels like a winner, because he/she has done something special at our event. Limits were surpassed, the adrenaline is pumping, people feel connected with each other and -above all- heroic.

Is a strong brand the same as a strong employer brand?

LinkedIn study: key findings  A study performed in March 2012 by LinkedIn’s Hiring Solutions Insight Team amongst 7,250 members worldwide shows this: A strong overall company brand certainly helps with attracting talent. It stands to reason that if people admire your brand, they’re more likely to be aware of your company as an employer and…

People who laugh together work together

Investing in entertainment (or in this case more specifically sportainment) for employees has a direct impact on employee satisfaction within an organization. Recently, in the aftermath of the recent financial and economic recession, employee satisfaction has received more attention from decision makers. When we talk to CEO’s, Marketing Directors and HR professionals from all over…

What does it take to be a Hercules captain?

  What does it take to be a good Hercules captain? A good Hercules captain… Doesn’t need to be an athlete who goes to the gym every day. Is not a super hero. But… Loves to connect with people Is allergic to negativity Is a master in motivating his team members Knows the 3 Hercules…

Super Saturday Trophy

On 24th May we organised, in cooperation with the British School of Brussels, Super Saturday Hercules Trophy in order to raise funds for Special Olympics. Our herculean crew was ready, the teams excited, the sun was (mostly) shining, the challenge was on! We had such great feedback, all the participants had a fun day with their friends and family, they enjoyed the…

Herculean ambassador: Piet Den Boer!

Setting the scene: Eurocup Football 1989. Last time that a Belgian soccer club played the finals in a European league. Ajax versus KV Mechelen in Strasbourg, France. One goal, one super hero: Piet Den Boer. Piet was a successful Dutch footballer who played for several Belgian, Dutch and French clubs. He now works as a private banker,…

Herculean coach: Sabine Appelmans!

Who doesn’t know Tennis Wonder Sabine Appelmans? Sabine started playing tennis at the neighbour’s court at the age of 7. Her first trainer, Fred Debruyn, saw that she was very talented. She turned pro in 1988, and won her first title in Phoenix in 1991. In 1997, she married her coach/trainer Serge Haubourdin. Throughout her career, she won 7 singles titles…

Herculean coach: Gella Vandecaveye!

Today we proudly present you our very first true Herculean: Gella Vandecaveye. Gella Vandecaveye – born in Kortrijk, Belgium in 1973 – began her judo career at the age of 8. At the age of 15, she transferred to Judoclub Jenos Kwai Hooglede, under her current coach and anchor Eddy Vinckier. Her career as a…