May 7, 2014

The Secret to Motivating Employees

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Tags: Culture

Motivation. TechnologyAdvice just gets it.

The employees here are no strangers to hard work and late nights. If you manage people, you probably wonder how we motivate our employees. If you’re a worker, you probably wonder who on earth would work this way. Well, you could learn a thing or two from Rob Bellenfant, the CEO and founder of TechnologyAdvice.

Over the years, he has mastered the art of keeping his employees happy and dedicated to the team. There’s a lot that goes into this, but one constant is our monthly team outings. You probably think this is nothing special, since many companies have outings designed for teambuilding (and in your head you probably remember getting dragged to several really boring ones). But that’s not the case at TA. Instead of a bland corporate retreat, you’ll find us going from playing trampoline dodgeball, to running frantically through a laser quest course (confession: I shot my own reflection in the mirror), to arriving at work with a full-blown carnival (complete with an obstacle course and bouncy houses) in the parking lot.

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The team here is also no stranger to Sounds and Predators games – which we ride in style to on a party bus.

TechnologyAdvice Company Outing Photo

You might be thinking to yourself, “man, I wish I could work for a company like that!” Well, you can! We’re looking to hire at least another two dozen fresh faces in the next year alone.

TechnologyAdvice prides itself on the motto “work hard, play hard,” and is looking for strong individuals who want to do the same. Rob has given us the opportunity to really thrive here, and has instilled that motto in all of us.

We look forward to getting out of bed in the morning, because to us it’s not just a job.

The fun doesn’t stop at team outings though. Each week we have a round of applause, where coworkers submit great accomplishments, attitudes, or anything positive about another employee. Three of these submissions are chosen and read at the team meeting and the recognized employees receive a $50 gift card! Sure the money part is great, but I personally appreciate that Rob and the team take a moment out of their day to step back and appreciate the hard work of others.

We never would be where we are today without the effort of the entire team – and our clients really reap the benefits of this mentality. It’s pretty much a win-win for everyone – so apply and make it a win-win for you too!