gsummit June 19-21, 2012

Changing Employee Behavior Without Force: Health and Wellness at NextJump

admin February 27, 2012 0

Improved employee wellness would go a long way to reducing the tens of billions that US companies lose each year in productivity, health insurance premiums and impaired cognition. But efforts to get employee groups to exercise, eat right and take better care of themselves have mostly fallen flat, even when they’re made mandatory. NextJump radically reimagined the process of employee wellness using gamification, and in the process have leveraged that knowledge to improve all aspects of the company’s relationships – with employees and customers alike. Join this inspiring panel to understand how to motivate with well crafted incentives, and the lessons learned on the road to today’s astonishing fact: over 75% of NextJump’s employees work out regularly. How it came together will certainly surprise you.


Charlie Kim, NextJump

CHARLIE KIM serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Next Jump, Inc. Mr. Kim founded Next Jump in 1994. He worked in the Information Technology and Human Resources groups of Morgan Stanley in New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo from 1995 to 1997. He returned to Boston in April 1997 to grow the business full-time. To grow Next Jump from a one-person operation to a multi-layered corporation, he raised millions in independent investments from Wall Street’s most influential players. He graduated with Honors from Tufts University in 1995, where he earned a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Quantitative Economics. Follow Charlie on Twitter @charlieykim

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