St. Jude’s Boots Bags & Bling Luncheon

Last Thursday our staff volunteered with St. Jude at their Boots, Bags & Bling luncheon at the River Crest Country Club in Fort Worth. We were blown away to hear that the event raised more than $101,700 for the children!

The event featured a silent auction, fashion show and delicious food and drinks. The country club’s ballroom was filled with beautiful place settings like the one below, drawn by the kids. The silent auction featured an array of gifts and packages – from purses and jewelry to trips and services.

Luncheon Room

Our employee volunteer crew below helped with guest check-in and checkout during the event – over 300 guests attended!

J. Paul Company Volunteers

15 Favorite NEW Branded Products from ASI Dallas

Attracting nearly 3,500 highly-engaged distributors with 500 of the industry’s most innovative suppliers, The ASI Dallas Show is the biggest ad specialty event in the Southwest and it is all about growing YOUR business.

From NEW education to NEW events and NEW vendors, the JPaul Company took away a fresh approach and unique sales-building ideas from the ASI Convention and we want to share these ideas with You!

On our blog last week we shared an inside look at some of the hottest trends in branded products.  This week we want to share our personal JPaul favorites list.

Click to view The JPaul Company’s top 15 favorite NEW branded products:

  1. Silicone Lanyard | Logo Included: The Silicone Lanyard is a stylish silicone holder for your phone or electronic device. Fashionable, innovative and practical design with an easy snap-on pattern that fits almost any phone. Allows easy access to all buttons, controls and ports without having to remove a case. Sturdy carabineer allows you to attach/detach your lanyard easily.
  2. Trophyology Awards & Gifts | Austin, TX: Trophyology offers a collection of modern awards and business gifts for engraving and personalization. In addition, Trophyology has earned a reputation for custom design services creating trophies, plaques, and corporate gifts specifically for our clients who wish to have a unique design sure to make a lasting impression.
  3. Touchpoint Suspension 2016 Calendar: Spin the suspended blocks to line up your calendar, or just play with them! Fun interactive design puts your logo repeatedly in the eyes and hands of your customers. Choose from three designs.
  4. Touchpoint Rotating Stack: Fun and functional 2016 calendar. Rotate the stacked blocks interchanging your calendar as time goes by. Choose from three designs.
  5. Puzzle Robot Walker: It’s a jigsaw puzzle, a wind-up toy and desktop fun all in one! Punch out the pieces from perforated sheets and assemble to create a 3D robot. Wind him up and watch him march across your desk, destroying all workplace obstacles in his path!
  6. Full Color Nail File with Mirrored Back: Mirror is very safe and will not fracture or break. Mirror is slightly bendable and comes with a sleek, protective sleeve. You can personalize it with any picture, image, message, or logo. Use your own image or choose from thousands of stock designs.
  7. CardSafe RFID Cell Phone Wallet: Slim and safe, the RFID blocking construction prevents identity theft. Secure – Conveniently holds two credit cards or ID’s. Slim – Only 2mm thick, includes insert card with instructions. FIPS 201 Approved!
  8. Micro-Clip: More than a clip, the MicroClip is a magnet covered in superfine microfiber. The microfiber can clean phone screens and glasses, while the two strong magnets allow it to be clipped to clothing, folders, books, caps, etc. Useful as a golf accessory to hold ball markers*. Maximize your brand and message with up to four imprint locations!
    *ball markers sold separately
  9. Trust Tee: The Trust-Tee is a revolutionary patented technology that improves your golf game immediately. Developed through rigorous, 10-year trials and tested using flight simulation technology, the Trust-Tee is the cutting edge of golf innovation. It is simple to use and guaranteed to adjust your hook and slice by an average of 10-15 yards. Stop wasting money with breakable tees and lost balls. The Trust-Tee will keep you out of the woods and on the fairway.
  10. Jack O’ Trades Multi Tool Set: Plastic screwdriver set with two flat and two Phillips screwdrivers.
  11. The Louvre Smart Wallet: Silicone wallet and stand with adhesive tape on the back. Holds one credit card or up to four business cards. Will not demagnetize your cards. Fits most flat backed smartphones. Prop up your phone to view multimedia or talk hands free. Thin and lightweight, ships flat for easy direct mail marketing.
  12. Chic Mug with Bamboo Lid: Porcelain with a glossy finish, 15oz with bamboo lid that can also be used as a coaster. Use lid while tea is steeping and to keep your beverage warm
  13. BookWear® Packaging: BookWear® is a “book” that embodies your brand and tells your unique story. The photos, graphics, and content of your organization are custom printed on the cover. Inside BookWear® is a surprise gift which can be a number of useful items, such as a compressed t-shirt, laundry bag, sunglasses, scrubs, socks, and more.
  14. Torino 15oz Tumbler: Stainless steel tumbler with plastic liner and geometric outer design. Double-wall construction. Twist-on slide-lock lid.
  15. Nomia Bluetooth Speaker: Portable Bluetooth speaker at a value price. Internal rechargeable battery provides up to 4 hours of nonstop music. Speaker can be synced by Bluetooth or connected with 3.5mm audio cable. Audio and charging cables included. Media device not included.

At The J Paul Company we want to partner with you to grow your business.  Contact us today for our industry-leading branded products ideas that make a big impact.

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Building a Culture of Employee Recognition: Employee recognition isn’t a new concept, but there is an art to it!

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We know that statistically employee recognition programs are an integral part of employee retention and company success. In fact, organizations with successful recognition programs had a 31% lower voluntary turnover rate. Your employees don’t just play a role in your company’s success, they are the reason you are successful! Creating a culture of recognition is more than just a program, it’s something that is rooted in the company and is embraced by everyone. It’s a belief in recognizing people for their contribution on a regular basis…not just during a performance review. So the question remains, how can your company create a culture of recognition?Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)?

Here are 5 ways to change your office culture.

  1. Create a Recognition Plan. Work with your employees to develop a recognition program. Survey your staff to see what motivates them and use their ideas to build your program. A successful recognition culture provides an environment where people feel valued because the company understands what is important to them.
  2. Sell the idea. Company leadership sets the tone. Any culture shift must have senior staff support. If commitment, passion, and follow-through are missing, your employees will notice. Leadership needs to participate; be excited and creative; and encourage participation at all levels. Leadership can’t just show verbal support, they must show behavioral support. It really does takes everyone getting involved—from the CEO down to the receptionist.
  3. Peer-to-Peer Recognition. Level the playing field and encourage employees to be equal contributors. Letting managers, supervisors and teammates recognize each other is key to success. This can look like a whiteboard in the hallway where employees can write about a coworker’s contribution; thank you cards from supervisors or clients displayed in offices; or recognition during staff or team meetings. When everyone is engaged and involved in the process it will take root and you will see an increase in performance. In a survey, we saw 41% of companies that used peer-to-peer recognition saw a marked positive increase in their customer satisfaction.
  4. Celebrate the Wins, Even the Small Ones. Imagine going to a professional basketball game with a crowd that didn’t cheer when their team made a basket. If you don’t celebrate the wins, it’s easy to go from one success to the other without ever feeling like you’ve been successful.
  5. Be Consistent. Consistency is the difference between failure and success. As you implement your company’s recognition program, your leadership will serve as a model for how your staff will respond. Be an active participant and be consistent. After six months, re-evaluate and make changes as needed but at least give it six months.

Building an employee recognition culture is more than just saying thank you. It’s about building a relationship with your employees to where they feel comfortable and care enough to share what really matters at their workplace. Lead out and be an example you will see a change! Remember, keep it fun and let your employees take ownership in the process.

Sources:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2003, Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works, Cindy Ventrice.
Bersin by Deloitte, The State of Employee Recognition, 2012
SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Survey, 2012
Forbes, Does Your Company Culture Attract Rockstar Talent?, Brock Blake, 2013
American Express Open Forum, Creating a Recognition-Based Culture, Alexandra Levit, 2012
Inc., Power of Consistency: 5 Rules, Eric Holtzclaw

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The J Paul Company

At the J Paul Co, we strive to have an innovative, creative, and rewarding work culture. We work to attract and retain top talent with the knowledge, skills, and abilities so we can better serve our clients. Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

We are growing and expanding which has opened several career opportunities! We are looking for passionate, energetic people to join our fast growing team. If that describes you, check out our current openings below!

Sales Support
Driver/Warehouse
Production
Graphic Artist/Web Design

All of our openings can be found at www.jpaulco.com. We now have made applying easier with our online web form. We thank you for your interest in the J Paul Co and wish you all the best in your job search!streaming film The Infiltrator

 

 

 

Are Employee Recognition Programs Really Important?

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The number one reason most Americans leave their job is that they do not feel appreciated! Did you know that approximately 65% of people say that they do not receive recognition for good work.(1) People want affirmation and to know that they are doing a good job. There have been numerous studies over the years that have proven that one of the top motivators of employee engagement, satisfaction, and loyalty is recognition. Employees in a recognition-focused organization are 5 times more likely to feel valued, 6 times more likely to invest in the company, 7 times more likely to stay, and 11 times more likely to feel completely satisfied.

According to Forbes research, companies that give regular thanks to their employees far outperform those who do not. Nearly 75% of organizations have a recognition program despite the fact that only 58% of employees know about it.(2) The most common type of recognition you will see at companies are tenure-based. What’s interesting is that research shows tenure rewards system has virtually no impact on company performance. Would you work harder and stay another year with your company so you could qualify for a 10-year watch? Probably not.film The Great Wall online streaming

Companies that have updated their recognition programs have seen a 31% lower turnover rate.(3) Now that’s a statistic that gets your attention. Most CEO’s we know would pay whatever it takes to reduce their turnover rates. Let’s look at a few statistics to further drive home the importance of employee recognition programs.

  1. Organizations with strategic recognition programs in place exhibit 28.6% lower frustration levels than companies without recognition programs. (SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Survey, 2012)
  2. Organization with the most sophisticated recognition practices are 12 times more likely to have strong business outcomes. (Bersin by Deloitte, The State of Employee Recognition, 2012)
  3. Praise and commendation from managers was rated top motivator for performance, beating out other noncash and financial incentives, by a majority of workers (67%). (McKinsey Motivating People, Getting Beyond Money, 2009)
  4. When companies spend 1% or more of payroll on recognition, 85% see a positive impact on engagement. (SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Survey, 2012)
  5. Recognition is an important psychological need. Employees who know that they will receive recognition for acting on the brand promise will have a strong incentive to do so. (Gallup, 2013 State of the American Workplace).
  6. Peer-to-Peer is 35.7% more likely to have a positive impact on financial results than manager-only recognition. (SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Survey, 2012)
  7. 60% of Best-in-Class organizations stated that employee recognition is extremely valuable in driving individual performance. (Aberdeen Group, The power of Employee Recognition, 2013)

Recognition brings higher engagement, positive employee morale, quality work, and employee retention. What does your company’s recognition program look like?

Sources
(1) Gallup, Tom Rath and Donald Clifton, How Full is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life, 2001
(2) Bersin by Deloitte, The State of Employee Recognition, 2012
(3) Bersin by Deloitte, The State of Employee Recognition, 2012

The J Paul Company has a New Look at JPaulCo.com

JPC-HomepageThe J Paul Company, an awards manufacturer and distributor of branded products based in Lewisville Texas, has unveiled a new website as part of their strategic plan to continue the rapid growth of their branded products and programs business. The full website redesign is aimed at fully defining each line-of-business to better serve their growing client base.

“From small businesses to large enterprises, we are built as their turn-key partner for awards, branded apparel, employee uniforms, and branded products,” said Steve Tabor, President at The J Paul Company. “Marketing communication through our website and online channels is a strategic priority for us to continue delivering superior products and services to our clients.”

The new website showcases J Paul’s in-house service offerings of awards manufacturing and apparel embroidery, along with top-quality branded products.watch Krampus 2015 film now

JPaul.com now features:

  • Awards: A complete selection of crystal, glass, and acrylic awards for any occasion or recognition opportunity. From individual performance recognition or charity golf tournament to large workforce award ceremonies, J Paul will help select the right award to fit the occasion.
  • Apparel: With a seemingly endless selection of apparel, J Paul helps clients navigate the selection process. A major benefit in choosing The J Paul Company, they embroider the garments in-house for the best quality result and guaranteed delivery schedules.
  • Branded Products: Selecting the perfect product for branding can be daunting. That’s where J Paul’s experience and expertise make them a valued partner to their clients. Selecting top-quality products and living up to the quality of your brand is what has built these client partner relationships.
  • Employee Uniforms: Establishing your brand with the people who carry out the work every day is a powerful branding opportunity. From the uniform look and purpose to usability, J Paul has experience across many industries from food & beverage to construction.
  • Team Uniforms and Apparel: Get the latest uniforms and branded performance gear on the market. J Paul offers everything from team uniforms to fan apparel.
  • Print: The J Paul Company works with so many client partners on events and because of this, the demand for an easy print solution was necessary. The company now adds yet another value turn-key offering to make event campaigns that much easier.

With the new website the company also has created Programs-as-a-Service! Its combination of turn-key services, products, software, and facilities delivers on-going branded merchandise and services on-demand. Often clients need a solution for year-round availability of products and services. J Paul created the solution!

Program-as-a-Service Benefits:

  • Consistent availability and warehousing of branded products & apparel
  • Turn-key order fulfillment
  • 100% brand guideline compliance
  • Online ordering for employees, members, and fans
  • Dedicated account representative
  • On-demand services for trade shows, banquets, ceremonies, trips, and more

The website is the first phase of marketing plans for The J Paul Company. Additional initiatives are planned for Q4 2014 and phase two of the website is slated for 2015.

To learn more about The J Paul Company, visit http://www.jpaulco.com.