Building a Culture of Wellness

According to a recent Incentive Magazine article, “As wellness incentives have matured over the past decade, employers have broadened their approaches as far as types of healthy behaviors encouraged.” Taking into account that there is more to being healthy than just watching what you eat and exercising, Summit Group gives its employees the opportunity to…

True Story: A Winning Experience for CMAA

The Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) asked Summit Group to revamp their Project Achievement awards program with two goals in mind: to redesign the award itself and to develop a better process to facilitate duplicate award orders. CMAA and Summit Group joined forces to design a unique pyramid award that fit into CMAA’s budget…

Best Practices for Promoting Workplace Health & Wellness Programs

Healthy employees mean happy, more productive and less absent employees. If your organization offers health and wellness services, such as biometric screenings, gym discounts, weight programs, or an employee assistance program, you may have found that engaging employees and their family members in these programs can be challenging. First, many are driven to take action…

Hand-in-Hand – Health and Employee Productivity

Does your company struggle with keeping its employees productivity up? Do you have a wellness program in place for its employees? According to a recent Employee Benefit News article, these two questions go hand-in-hand. Employee productivity is likely to decrease when employees’ health risks increase. Here are some stats from the article. Employees who have…

Importance of Internal Branding

Many companies will launch new internal programs, whether they are online merchandise stores or recognition programs, and they are launched without a significant amount of attention to branding. What is “branding?” According to Entrepreneur Magazine, “Your brand is your promise to your customer. It tells them what they can expect from your products and services,…

Peer-to-Peer Recognition Really Does Work to Strengthen Company Performance

Many high-performing companies use peer-to-peer recognition programs to reward their employees. According to a recent Forbes article, “Organizations that give regular thanks to their employees far out perform those who don’t.” Summit Group practices peer-to-peer recognition regularly, and it becomes viral across the offices. Summit employees are given points quarterly (which can be redeemed for…

Better Your Employee’s Health

For many businesses today, a main concern is the rising cost in healthcare. One way to combat these costs is to have implemented a strategic health and wellness program that targets the key health issues. According to a recent Forbes article, these five things should be considered: Employees spend the majority of their time at…

Is internal company branding really that important?

Usually, when we hear the term “brand” we immediately think of big box retailers like Target, or household brands like Coca-Cola. These companies have developed brands that we have built relationships with, and that we have become loyal to. What about internal company branding though? Internal branding is developing a relationship between your company’s brand…

Maximize Your Productivity Without Burning Out

Easier said than done, right? Not necessarily, especially if your life depends on it. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Americans work an extra 20% more hours than in 1970. Why is that? The amount of hours in the day hasn’t changed, but how we spend our time has. If we’re not…

Let’s Get Moving! Be Well Week 2013

September 23rd marks the kick-off Summit Group’s 2013 Be Well Week where associates are offered the opportunity to take advantage of various health and wellness activities.  Each day, a different event takes place including free flu shots, stress management training, health screenings, and weight management information/training. At the close of Be Well Week, Summit associates…