Steal This Idea: Offer Employees a Chance to Live Their Dreams for Their 10-Year Work Anniversary

  Imagine what you’d do if your employer told you to come up with your dream – a trip, an experience, a life-long goal – and then helped you fulfill it. That’s what Troy-based United Shore does for its team members. It’s a unique perk that few businesses might think of, but it’s proven hugely […]

Steal This Idea: Company Promotes Wellness with Mobile Stress Solutions Truck

Companies of all sizes are focusing on workplace wellness, investing in a variety of approaches to provide a positive, healthy environment for its employees and to encourage healthy lifestyles among all of their workers. BNP Media recently began working with MeditationWorks — a mobile stress solutions truck — as a way to promote positivity and […]

5 Ways Companies Can Support Healthier Employees in the New Year

As companies ring in 2017, employees will return with a sense of rejuvenation, hope and determination. This is going to be the year they improve their health. Those businesses that provide them with a comprehensive wellness program may be their ticket to a happier, healthier tomorrow, says Amy Ritsema, co-founder of OnSite Wellness. Ritsema is […]

Use Technology To Help Spark Collaboration In The Workplace

Most businesses recognize that employee collaboration is a must for a productive and efficient workplace. But many companies aren’t set up properly to take the greatest advantage of one of their best tools for promoting that collaboration. That tool? Technology, says Mayur Ramgir, founder and CEO of Zonopact Inc., creator of the Clintra cloud-based software platform […]

How to Keep Employees from Jumping Ship – Encouraging Engagement to Scale Your Workforce

Employee engagement, success and connectedness to their jobs directly affects a business’s ability to grow. In fact Gallup reports that employee engagement is consistently an important predictor of company performance. This means that whether you are looking to grow locally, scale internationally or further your business offerings with a new product line, having the right […]

It’s a Hit: Mortgage Lender Shows Off Its Team Talent with Paddle Battle Tourney

If you go to work at United Shore, you better have a competitive spirit. Because this company truly lives by the mantra “Work hard, play hard.” United Shore recently completed its inaugural Paddle Battle Tournament (yes, you read that right). Todd Wood, a senior underwriter, won the championship in front of a lunchtime crowd of […]

San Francisco Bay Area’s Best and Brightest Companies Inspire Employees, Communities

Good companies and organizations know that inspired employees and satisfied customers are their best sales and marketing engines. In the premiere San Francisco Bay Area Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition, the results were clear – great companies abound and deliver on their promises to employees, customers and communities.