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…

4 reasons why most wellbeing programs fail

The alarming increase of burn-out cases and the general rise of awareness of corporate wellbeing has led a lot of organisations to implement a wellbeing program. Yet, as these programs are relatively new, a lot of them still lack in maturity and in corporate knowledge. A lot of wellbeing programs are based on individual coaching programs, without…

Family Fun Day

Family Fun Days: for many large companies it’s a challenge to find a concept that really unites everyone. “Let’s go to an amusement park”, is often what happens. Easy to do: you buy tickets and hand them out to your employees. You ask the park for a separate zone with catering and some branding with…

Hercules Projects to launch own website

It has been going on for a while, but we have kept it under the radar: Herculean also develops and organises bespoke active events via Hercules Projects. We combine our knowledge from Hercules Trophy and Hercules Academy to come to a unique concept. With only a few weeks to go before the new year, we thought…

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…