How humor creates winning teams

“If you can laugh together, you can work together” – Robert Orben Humor has always had a liberating effect, but it also increases productivity . Here are 7 effects of using humor in the workplace. 1) REMOVAL OF BARRIERS THAT SEPARATE MANAGEMENT FROM OTHER EMPLOYEES There are certain barriers that naturally exist between managers and non-management members of…

4 ways to motivate people

Interesting post on the website of FForward – one of our valued partners in the USA – about ways to motivate your employees. The best leaders in the world are the ones most adept at motivating their employees to perform to the fullest extent of their abilities. Increased productivity, improved sales, reduced waste and optimized efficiency are all byproducts…

The Case For Letting Employees Choose Their Own Job Titles

THE STRATEGY DID WONDERS AT THE MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION. CAN IT WORK ELSEWHERE? It’s not unusual these days to see people with unusual job titles. There’s a Director of Chaos at Berkshire Hathaway and a Director of First Impressions at the reception desk of many companies. Google has a Captain of Moonshots. Some employees at IBM call…

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!

5 things smart leaders do to empower employees

We bumped into a nice post on Inc.com from Minda Zetlin. Minda Zetlin is a business technology writer and speaker, co-author of The Geek Gap, and president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. How much does it matter to have engaged, empowered, enthusiastic employees? It can make the difference between success and failure, says…

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…

Festival of Sports

To understand how Hercules Trophy became an authority in the subject of Employer Branding and organizational behavior, we need to elaborate a little on how our brand evolved. Since we started the Hercules Trophy in 1999, we gradually came to the conclusion that companies didn’t only participate for the teambuilding effect, but used our event…

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…