The Weekly Slice

5 Office Perks to Attract New Hires & Keep Current Employees Happy

When you’re running a business, it’s important to provide some extra incentive to attract new hires to your company. Not only that, but you also want to keep your current employees happy so they’ll stick around for a long time to come. A bored, unfulfilled team leads to low productivity and a high turnover rate….

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ThirdLeaf NW events “popping up” all over Seattle

“Hey, good morning. Would you like a free apple…how about a banana?” If you’ve engaged with of one of our pop-up events, you have undoubtedly been asked that question by either myself or Steph handing out fruit to a previously unsuspecting populace. Throughout the summer, ThirdLeaf NW has had and will continue to have pop-ups…

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Best Summertime Activities for the Family

Summer provides a unique challenge for working parents. FInding ways to keep school children entertained when they have nothing but time is definitely on the forefront of parent’s minds but like many of their peers, finding something to do can be a challenge. Check out some of these ideas we found particularly enjoyable. The painted…

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WELL building standard leads construction initiative

Are you a health-conscious business? Okay, how do you show it? WIth an increasing focus on workplace wellness, the International Well Building Institute (IWBI) is ensuring businesses have a standard they can hold themselves to and maintain what they call the WELL Building Standard. IWBI’s goal is to make the buildings we work and live in…

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Unique & Affordable Team Events Your Staff Will Love

We’ve mentioned before on this blog how companies can motivate their employees through positive reinforcement (pizza!) and team events. Company BBQs are nice, but a little passe’ these days.  At ThirdLeaf NW, we took an evening and went to a Mariners game as a team event. Heading to Safeco Field after work may not be logistically possible…

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Paxton Strikes Out Dairy

This season is going to be different for James Paxton and the Seattle Mariners. Entering his sixth season with the club, Paxton is yet to play an entire season and pitch more than 200 innings which is a lofty goal considering Paxton’s career-high of 136.0 innings pitched. With a few quality starts he’ll be halfway…

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Study: The key to happiness at work is free snacks

Free snacks at work help retain great employees, keep staff motivated and increase workplace satisfaction. Don’t believe me? See the real studies supporting these claims below. The Pizza Study “It is Monday morning. You have just arrived at work, and you get one of the following three emails, each promising a different reward if you…

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The ThirdLeaf Story: How three WSU grads built their brand

The ThirdLeaf Story How three WSU grads built their brand ThirdLeaf, now renamed to ThirdLeaf NW was created by two entrepreneurial sisters in 2009. The sisters had just graduated high school in Yakima, WA and needed summer jobs. Rather than working for someone else, they remembered their father’s idea for a company that could deliver…

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5 Inexpensive Workplace Wellness Ideas

Simple changes make a big impact. In order to have a successful Workplace Wellness program, you don’t need to eliminate all bad foods, or revamp your entire office culture. A few small changes can make a HUGE difference. Make Junk Food Harder To Find You many have heard about the trick Google used to save…

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