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.
But transitioning to the tech industry, I quickly saw the incredible power of a positive workplace culture employee experience and positive culture had on my happiness at work and productivity.
Recognizing the crucial role of employee experience, I saw an opportunity to help other companies create a positive work environment that fosters more engaged and happy employees. We spend over 70% of their waking hours at the office, why not enjoy it? Or at least not HATE IT?
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 a system for helping HR teams diagnose pain points in the employee experience and address them through team experiences.
Why Team Events?
There are so many factors that contribute to engaged workforces- entire PHDs are dedicated to this, but we know there is one thing any organization can do for a quick win- team experiences.
9 to Thrive works to bring teams together in strategic and unique ways to foster more collaboration and help staff feel that their employers are investing in their well-being- or at least recognizing their hard work with a bit of fun to celebrate. But it goes beyond just fun- it's good for business.
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.