More and more workplaces are realizing that workplace happiness matters – A LOT. They know that happy employees do better work, get sick less often and stay with the company longer. Simply put, they’ve seen that happy companies make more money.
And a lot of these companies are looking for some help to become better workplaces, which has created a market for workplace happiness consultants, speakers and facilitators.
I have been in that field for 17 years working with clients like LEGO, IKEA, IBM, Microsoft and Pfizer in more than 50 countries. In this Heartcount webinar on June 24 I will share my top 5 tips for success in this field, including:
- How to market and sell your services to clients
- How to convince companies or managers who don’t believe in “happiness” at work
- How to make your services as effective as possible
Sign up for the webinar now and get proven tools and insights that you can use to grow your business as a workplace happiness consultant.
Can a company do good in the world AND achieve profits and growth at the same time?
Tony’s Chocolonely is proof that this is not only possible, it’s good for employees, consumers, the bottom line and the world.
I could not be happier with how this Heartcount webinar went – Ynzo is such a great evangelist for a good cause.
Learn from Ynzo van Zanten exactly how your company can harness the power of a positive mission. You can also learn about Tony’s baby bonus – I’d never heard of that idea before and it’s AWESOME!
What do you think is a chocolate company’s mission? To make your day with a chocolate bar? Not just that. Tony’s Chocolonely is a chocolate company that makes the world better by improving their workplace. This was enough reason for us to ask their Choco Evangelist, Ynzo van Zanten to share their story at the next Heartcount webinar.
Join us on May 26 from 4:00 – 4:45 pm CEST and hear exactly how Tony’s Chocolonely improves their business results and make the world better at the same time.
What Is Special about Tony’s Chocolonely?
Tony’s Chocolonely isn’t an average chocolate company, but a chocolate company with a huge mission – to end modern slavery and exploitation in the cocoa industry. With amazing chocolate recipes, they set the example and show that chocolate can be made in a more responsible way – in taste and packaging, through long-term relationships with cocoa farmers, and the way they handle an open and transparent value chain. You can find more about Tony’s Chocolonely activities from their Choco Evangelist, Ynzo van Zanten at our webinar.
If you are looking for new ways to create an even better company culture, don’t miss a chance to be inspired by Ynzo at our next webinar, “Harness the power of a positive mission”.
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Everyone who cares about workplace happiness has heard about Google, Zappos and Southwest Airlines.
But have you ever heard of the call center Contento in Colombia? I hadn’t until I spoke at a conference in Chile and met the awesome Nicolas Gonzalez Restrepo and heard what a great culture he’s helped create for the 2,000 people who work there.
So join our next free Heartcount webinar on April 22nd and learn how you can create a happy culture – even if your company is not a rich US corporation with a huge budget.
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What should your workplace learn from COVID-19?
As the world is getting to grips with COVID-19, it’s time to look forward. Will we just go back to our old work habits or are there things we can learn from the pandemic to make our workplaces better, happier, safer and more productive?
In this Heartcount webinar I’ll talk to Rich Sheridan, CEO and Chief Storyteller of Menlo Innovation and the author of Joy Inc and Chief Joy Officer. We’ll hear about what Rich’s company Menlo Innovations learned from the pandemic and share some insights from other great organizations.
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Heartcount has just added two great new features.
If you’re not already using Heartcount, it is the simplest tool out there for measuring happiness at work – no apps to install, no logins to remember, no nothing. Here’s how it works:
- Every Friday, employees get an email with 3 simple questions about their week. They respond to those questions directly in the email – that takes about 30 seconds.
- All employees can then immediately see how happy their team or the entire company is and management/HR can immediately access the data and act on any problems or wins right away.
Here’s our article on why this is much better than the traditional annual job satisfaction surveys.
The two new features we’ve just added give employees the chance to give feedback to each other and to management.
Praise your coworkers
Every Friday when you fill out your three questions for the week, you’re also prompted to give positive feedback to your coworkers.
You can praise anyone for anything and that person will be notified that they got positive feedback. You can also see a page with all the positive feedback given.
Here’s an example from one organization that’s currently using this new feature:
I would like to praise my colleague Sladjana. I learned a lot from her in the previous period about communication, good practices on how to lead a team, giving feedback and sharing knowledge with my team and a lot more. Thank you for helping me to be better while doing my job!
I have previously written about how important positive feedback is at work and this is a great way to encourage and amplify it in a workplace.
Give feedback to management
Employees are also invited to give feedback to or ask questions of management. If they prefer, they can give this anonymously, providing people the freedom to air all concerns or criticisms.
Learn all about HeartCount and sign up for a demo here. Right now, your organization can try it free for three months.
Disclaimer: I am a cofounder/co-owner of HeartCount and the one who came up with the idea for it, based on all the frustrations I had with the “regular” way of measuring satisfaction.
Measuring happiness at work is a great idea and every workplace should do it because:
- It shows employees you care about them
- It identifies problem areas and strong points in your culture
- It shows you what exactly to do to make employees happier and more productive
In short, if you’re not effectively and reliably measuring happiness at work, you’re missing out on one of the most effective tools to create a happier culture.
Sadly, the way most organizations do it just doesn’t work, because they measure too rarely (typically once a year) with too many questions and fail to follow up on results quickly.
We desperately wanted to fix that, so we created HeartCount – a tool that measures employee happiness weekly with very few but very relevant questions so that the organization can follow up immediately on any issues.
It’s incredibly simple:
- Every Friday all employees get an email with 3 questions about their week.
- They reply to those questions directly in the email. No login, no apps, no additional hassles.
- Employees see immediate results of their input and management/HR can immediately access the data and act on any problems or wins right away.
Learn all about HeartCount and sign up for a demo here.
Disclaimer: I am a cofounder/co-owner of HeartCount and the one who came up with the idea for it, based on all the frustrations I noticed with the “regular” way of measuring satisfaction.
Should workplaces measure how happy their employees are? And what are some good and bad ways to do it?
We have written an ebook that you can get completely free to help your organization figure that our. The book covers topics like:
- Why traditional staff surveys don’t deliver the expected benefits
- Some of the most important results from our international survey on staff attitudes towards satisfaction questionnaires
- What workplaces gain from measuring employee happiness
- How to measure workplace happiness more reliably and effectively
- Real-life experiences from a workplace that found a much better approach
Download the ebook right here.