Avoiding loneliness amongst remote workers

Although employees working remotely or using flexible hours are more grateful to their employers, they often feel indebted to them and this can lead to some employees working non-stop until they break down.

Interactive Employee Engagement Index: live!

On International Happiness Day 2019, we launched our very own Employee Engagement Survey. Free and anonymous. Thousands of people did the test. 2 months later, we are proud to announce the interactive index. On top of the index, we also developped a mini guide you can use to improve employee engagement.

Customer delight thanks to employee engagement, not the other way around.

A lot of organisations are already familiar with the customer-service tool ‘Net Promotor Score (NPS)’. More and more companies use this indicator to examine customer loyalty and the extent to which customers would recommend their company to others. Additionally, it connects the customer feedback with the right people within the organisation. Afterwards, they proudly present the results of the level of customer loyalty with their audience. In this way, they think it brings them full circle, but they overlook the fact that this circle actually begins internally. Yes, with your own workforce.

Are you happy@work?

According to Gallup, 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged at work. How about you?

Is the era of management over?

“The key to management is to get rid of the managers,” advised Ricardo Semler, whose TED Talk went viral, introducing terms such as “industrial democracy” and “corporate re-engineering”. It’s important to point out that Mr. Semler isn’t an academic or an expert in management theory, but he’s the CEO of a successful industrial company. His views are…

An inconvenient truth

“A staggering 87% of all employees are not engaged or even disengaged. Many companies are experiencing a crisis of engagement and aren’t aware of it.” (Gallup) However, companies with highly engaged workforces outperform their peers by 147% in earnings per share. Studies have shown that companies with engaged people run twice the revenue and four…

The link between leadership and sleep

A lot of business leaders admit that they don’t get enough sleep at least four nights a week. A recent article in Harvard Business Review by Nick van Dam (McKinsey) and sleep expert Els van der Helm explores the link between sleep and leadership. It also offers a few solutions to improve both individual well-being and…

Launching well-being programme and new values for Voka

Employee retention is probably one of the biggest challenges HR managers face nowadays. But sometimes pragmatic solutions can pop up just by doing. The Chamber of Commerce in Flemish Brabant (Voka), Belgium, is one of those organisations that understands the value of people. Keeping talented employees by motivating them, cherishing their well-being and stimulate their…

Deloitte Games, powered by Herculean

“We want to bring all the employees of one department together as they all work at customer premises and don’t really know each other. They are all high performers. If everyone gets to know 10 other people during the day, it’s a massive success for us.” A very clear briefing from Sven, one of the…

Engagement top priority at Microsoft Inspire

A few weeks ago I visited Microsoft Inspire, the place to be for all Microsoft partners worldwide. What’s Herculean doing there? First and foremost, let me spill the beans on one of Herculean’s best kept secrets: we’re a Microsoft ISV, an independent software vendor. Since 1999 – when we started Hercules Trophy – we have developed a state-of-the-art…

Connecting Employees @ AMS Sensors Trophy

“Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.” Simon Sinek, author, Start with Why June 15th: such a beautiful, sunny day! AMS Sensors, market leader in the production of sensors, couldn’t have picked a better date for their yearly teamday.  Hercules Projects took care of the organisation. The goal? To connect employees with each…

Herculean launches new website

Last year, Herculean won the Award for “Best Crowdfunding of the Year” in Belgium. The main feedback we received from people who don’t know us or never participated in a Herculean format was: “We don’t understand what Herculean does, but we know you are professionals and we feel a lot of positive vibes”. Most people…