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Jill Nawoyski

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When Your Team Returns to the Office... Sort Of

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Jun 28, 2023 3:45:43 PM

A message from our CEO, Rob Herzog

Where is everyone?

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Topics: Office Culture, Employee Engagement, Fun at Work, Human Resources, Fun, company morale, in-person events, corporate volunteerism, Jersey Cares, volunteering

Get a Glimpse of a ZogCulture City Scavenger Hunt

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Jun 12, 2023 11:34:26 AM

Is your company looking for a new, creative way to get employees out of the office? Look no further than a ZogCulture City Scavenger Hunt

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Topics: Play, Team Building, Play at Work, Connection, Company Culture, field day, outdoor events

The Importance of Corporate Volunteerism

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Apr 20, 2023 11:28:08 AM

Looking to have your employees connect in a meaningful way?
Volunteering as a company is a great way to bring your employees together and give back to the community. Aside from just benefitting your organization, encouraging your co-workers to participate in charitable acts also benefits nonprofits, community organizations, and our society. Here are some thoughts from our nonprofit partner Jersey Cares on how corporate volunteerism impacts these groups:

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Topics: Office Culture, Employee Engagement, Fun at Work, Human Resources, Fun, company morale, in-person events, corporate volunteerism, Jersey Cares, volunteering

Celebrating Women's History Month in the Workplace

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Mar 14, 2023 11:44:35 AM

Women's History Month is an annual observance celebrated in March to recognize and honor the contributions of women to history, culture, and society. While the month is a great opportunity to learn about the countless women who have made a difference, it's also an important time to reflect on how far we've come (and how far we have yet to go) in achieving gender equity. One important place where we can focus our efforts is in the workplace.

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Topics: Office Culture, Play, Employee Engagement, Fun at Work, Human Resources, International Women's Day, Fun, Networking, virtual company events, company morale, in-person events, women's history month

How Is Your Company Celebrating Employee Appreciation Week?

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Feb 2, 2023 3:17:20 PM

Each year, Employee Appreciation Day falls on the first Friday of March. The week leading up to it is the perfect time to recognize the hard work and dedication of your employees! What's the best way to show your gratitude? By bringing some fun to your workplace, of course! 

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Topics: Office Culture, Play, Employee Engagement, Fun at Work, Human Resources, Employee Appreciation, Fun, Networking, virtual company events, company morale, in-person events

National Fun at Work Day is Coming. How Are You Celebrating?

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Jan 13, 2023 10:00:24 AM

Did you know that National Fun at Work Day is Friday, January 27?

The beginning of the quarter is always a whirlwind. We know you have meetings to attend, new hires to train, and big goals to reach. With everything going on, it can be hard to find the bandwidth to plan a last-minute get together for your employees.

That's where ZogCulture comes in. Let us take the planning off your plate! We can whip up a fun in-person or virtual event for your company that will leave your employees feeling connected, celebrated, and appreciated.

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Topics: Office Culture, Play, Employee Engagement, Fun at Work, Human Resources, Employee Appreciation, Fun, Networking, virtual company events, company morale, in-person events, winter events

Why You Should Consider Hosting a Company Gathering in January

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Dec 21, 2022 1:37:12 PM

Feeling like the holiday season snuck up on you this year? You're not alone. We blinked and December was upon us! If the last quarter of the year was a whirlwind and you didn't get the chance to plan the holiday gathering if your dreams, we're here to help.

In January, your employees will return to work with a fresh sense of excitement for what's in store for 2023. Coming together as a company is a great way to start the year off with a bang! 

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Topics: Office Culture, Play, Employee Engagement, Fun at Work, Human Resources, Employee Appreciation, Fun, virtual company events, company morale, in-person events, winter events

Why You Should Plan a Corporate Pickleball Tournament

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Dec 8, 2022 11:54:24 AM

Looking to bring something fresh, fun, and exciting to your colleagues? Well, get your paddles ready because we’ve got just the idea for you. If you haven’t heard of the sport that’s taking the United States by storm, we guarantee you will soon. As in, right now. Introducing: pickleball.

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Topics: Office Culture, Play, Employee Engagement, Fun at Work, Sports, Human Resources, Employee Appreciation, Fun, Pickleball

Mastering the Remote Office Holiday Party

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Nov 17, 2022 11:21:11 AM

The holiday season is right around the corner. If you're in a pinch and looking to host a virtual company holiday party, have no fear. We have some tips to make your gathering a success!

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Topics: Holiday Party, company holiday party, virtual events, virtual holiday party, free virtual events, winter events

Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the Workplace

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Sep 15, 2022 11:57:31 AM

Hispanic Heritage Month is a month-long celebration beginning September 15 and an opportunity to celebrate the diverse culture, rich history, and contributions made by Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. 

Looking for ways to celebrate? We're here to help! Take some time as a company to connect and learn through one of these event ideas.

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Topics: Play, Team Building, Play at Work, Connection, Culture, Company Culture, diversity and inclusion, Employee Appreciation

How Are You Celebrating National Relaxation Day?

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Aug 10, 2022 4:34:12 PM

When was the last time you kicked back and relaxed?

We all know what happens during our typical 9-5. We answer emails, tackle long to-do lists, attend meetings, and try our best to help our company reach its goals. When it’s time to log off for the day, what do you do for yourself from 5-9?

In honor of National Relaxation Day on August 15th, we’re sharing some ways to feel calm, cool, and collected during your time off the clock.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Company Culture, National Relaxation Day, Relax

How to Create a Worthwhile Experience for Your Next Intern Class

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Jul 27, 2022 5:49:16 PM

Ahh, internships. The perfect way to provide real-world experience to novices while also bringing fresh talent and new perspectives to your company.

If your organization has decided to hire an intern (or bring in a full intern class!), it’s important to take the steps necessary to make their experience a great one. In the long run, this will benefit not just the individuals, but your company, as well.

As you read this, you may be nearing the end of this year’s summer intern program, or you may be gearing up to start a new program in the fall. In the spirit of acknowledging National Intern Day, below are tips for before, during, and after your program to make sure your interns feel recognized and engaged throughout their experience. 

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Topics: Training, Ideas, Company Culture, Networking, virtual meetings, 52 connections, interns, internship programs

City Scavenger Hunts: Explore & Make Memories with Co-Workers

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Jul 13, 2022 5:20:01 PM

How well do you know your office's neighborhood and your coworkers? 

Now that we're returning to work in-person, it's the perfect time to reconnect, make memories, share laughs, and get to know one another. What better way to do so than through a city-wide scavenger hunt?

Through a ZogCulture City Scavenger Hunt, your company will break into teams and race against the clock to explore popular destinations, take photos, and answer trivia questions. This outdoor game is designed to bring employees out of their shells (and their cubicles)!

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Topics: Team Building, Play at Work, Company Culture, Fun, company morale, interns, Explore

How Much Do You Know About the Fourth of July?

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Jun 29, 2022 1:10:45 PM

Ahh, the Fourth of July. A day full of BBQs, hot dogs, fireworks, and time spent with loved ones. Besides the fact that we get a long weekend (woohoo!), there’s actually a lot to the holiday that most Americans don’t know. Here are a few fun facts to share with your family, friends, and co-workers this week that are sure to spark your patriotic pride.

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Topics: Holiday, Holiday Party, Summer Fun

Looking For July Events?

Posted by Jill Nawoyski on Jun 22, 2022 4:52:50 PM

Interested in bringing some summer fun to your office? Beat the heat and gather your colleagues for one of our July featured events. All you need to do is contact us and say you're interested - we'll do the rest!

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Topics: Team, Fun at Work, Company Culture, virtual events, summer company events, working from home, Remote Work, Summer Fun

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