How 9 to Thrive began….
Hey there! I’m Sarah Beatty, Founder of 9 to Thrive. I started my career in PR and Event Management but was working for companies that just didn’t invest in the employee experience. I was miserable. I hated coming into work and I would watch the clock daily.
I took a career pivot and transitioned to the tech industry and I quickly experienced incredible power a positive employee experience can have on employee loyalty. I was happier at work, more productive and most of all, was not willing to entertain recruiters when they came knocking. I was hooked and never wanted to leave.
But, why can’t everyone have this experience? A win-win for both employer and employee. I saw an opportunity to help other companies create a positive work environment that fosters more engaged and loyal employees.
Leaning on my years of corporate event planning, 9 to Thrive was born. I work with best-in-class HR consultants and experts to develop 9 to Thrive’s system of combining strategy + events to diagnose turnover pain points and address them through team building events.
Why Strategic Team Building Events?
There are so many factors that contribute to engaged employees who will stay and help your company grow. But one thing we know for sure is that people are social animals. We work with other people in some way daily. And it is the people part of your business that poses the risk of turnover. It’s the people who make the decision to leave. So that’s the area we must focus on.
So to install the change you need to reduce your turnover risk- the best way to tackle a very people problem, is with people.
We bring your team together to tackle the real pain points your company is facing that is leading to turnover and costing your business year over year.
It’s about taking a data-first approach to first identify what the true pain point is (no, it’s not just that they want better snacks, what’s behind that request?). We work to get to the root of what’s going on and use data to strategically develop team building events that bring people together to address and solve specific pains in your business (a fun and interesting way, of course).
The Importance of an Employer Brand
A strategic approach to employee engagement and company culture inspires employees to advance the employer brand, saving companies 22% on recruiting and 50% cost-per hire fees.
The Happiness-Productivity Connection
According to Gallup, employees who spent 15 minutes socializing with coworkers during their workday exhibited a 20% performance boost).
Plus companies that invested 10% more in employee engagement increased company profits by $2,400 per employee per year.