TriNet held their annual National Field Operations Meeting at the beautiful Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona this year. The event was amazing to say the least and it was an opportunity for all of the field representatives to get together, share best practices, and plan for what will be an outstanding finish to 2012.
The real highlight was the team building event Friday that will be talked about for years, and remembered forever. They assigned us all to groups of 8 identified by different colored bandannas. Our task was to barter with other groups to find the tools to assist with assembling both a boys and girls bike. The bikes then had to pass inspection and finally cards were made by hand that would later be donated to kids in the Boys & Girls Club.
Once the teams finished the activity, we gathered in the center of the room for a large tricycle relay race amongst all the 8 person teams.
This is where it gets good… rather than talk about it, take a look at this clip of what happened next:
The look on the kids faces when they realized they could pick out a bike sent tears of joy and fulfillment to the majority of our TriNet team. We have continued to talk about it all week on emails, calls, and all of our social media outlets. It was a long week of work in a beautiful location, but only 1 hour of beautiful work that will remind me of that place for the rest of my life. Thanks TriNet!
TriNet has launched a campaign that targets startup companies and how they work with entrepreneurs to help them grow their business.
The banner on their startup landing page reads: “Most startups have incredible ideas. Most entrepreneurs want to focus on them.“ Below it, there is an option to access a free library of 5 startup white papers that outlines best practices on employee benefits, compliance, human capital, and HR cost cutting strategies.
In addition, they have also released a 2-page data sheet that mentions some of the startups here in Central Florida and across the country that have partnered with TriNet. I have included the contents of the data sheet below and made it available to download here.
What they don’t have is HR expertise. That’s where TriNet comes in.
TriNet provides startups with an instant HR infrastructure that allows them to manage and scale their business. We structure healthcare benefits, manage payroll, and reduce HR liability risks so you can concentrate on what’s most important: growing your business.
The Right HR Partner
TriNet works with many startup firms in technology, financial services, and professional services. That means we know
your language, understand your objectives, and deliver the premium HR services that highly compensated employees
We’re uniquely positioned to solve such challenges as:
• Maximizing time and resources
• Attracting and retaining talent
• Managing rising HR costs
• Minimizing exposure to risk
What’s Inside TriNet’s HR Services
TriNet professionals understand that as a startup enterprise you need HR services and guidance that encompass more than just one HR function. We serve your core HR needs by implementing and maintaining our HR outsourcing model that provides you and your workforce direct access
to a comprehensive Service Team, a turn-key HR services portfolio, and industry-acclaimed HR technology.
Florida Technology Journal’s inaugural “FTJ Live” event was a huge success for Orlando’s growing tech community. Envy Labs‘ 20th-floor workspace that overlooks downtown was a perfect venue and it played host to some amazing views of the city. FTJ Live Executive Director, David Glass, brought his online Florida Technology Journal conversation to the Plaza Building on Orange Avenue where there are over 100 tech related businesses within a 1 mile radius.
In speaking with David during and after the event, he was excited by the overwhelming support for FTJ Live and what Orlando is doing to rally around their tech community. David has consistently put on events with relevant content that have contributed to Orlando’s Tech boom and the turnout for FTJ Live is an example of just how popular his events are.
If you missed FTJ Live, Orlando-based FilmScape Productions has put together an outstanding video of the event that includes the full panel discussion:
FTJ Live Panel:
(The FTJ Live Panel (L to R) Pete McAlindon, CEO of Blue Orb, Daryl Holt, COO of EA Sports, Ben Noel, Executive Director at Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, Craig Ustler, Developer of Creative Village Orlando, Gregg Pollack, CEO at Envy Labs, Carlos Carbonnell, CEO at Echo Interaction, Kyle Christian Steele, CEO at Doccaster, David Glass, Publisher at FTJ, Sponsors: TriNet and Modis)
First, thank you to Joshua Murdock… aka “ProfessorJosh” for his recap of TechVenture 2011. You’ll see by visiting his site that I couldn’t have come close to covering the event in as much detail so I decided to reference his hard work by linking to his post below:
Being part of the planning committee, I had the opportunity to work with some outstanding people (like Josh) that put a lot of time and effort into working with the entrepreneurs, arranging speakers, content creation, and venue planning. The presenting companies were well prepared and the attendance was fantastic! The attendees I spoke to shared with me their encouragement for continued events here in Orlando, and hearing that positive feedback for the city as well as the tech community is great news!