October 28, 2014
Charlie and Meghan are invited to attend a small gathering hosted by Arianna Huffington to discuss People Innovation and Redefining Work.
October 22, 2014
Eager mentors. Policies that focus on treating people like humans. That's just two pieces of what makes our culture great.
September 24-25, 2014
Our UK team is invited to this yearly event to showcase the latest reward and benefits solutions.
September 15, 2014
Kevin McCoy, UK Managing Directory of USA-based Next Jump has joined the council of IMA Europe. IMA Europe is the trade association for promoting excellence in Reward, Recognition, and Incentives.
July 23, 2014
Charlie Kim gave the keynote address at the 2014 Colorado Health Symposium, one of the leading national health policy conferences.
June 2, 2014
A Deliberately Developmental Organization (DDO) is an organization - large or small, private or public, for-profit or not - with a culture explicitly designed to advance the mutual flourishing of the organization and its people. Next Jump was one of three organizations globally recognized for this honor.
Fit-Friendly Worksites are recognized by the American Hearth Association as employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees' health.
What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it's someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety - especially in an uneven economy - means taking on big responsibility.
February 14, 2014
What is founder Charlie Kim's secret? Stay in business.
October 21, 2013
For employees at these 46 companies, going to the office is hardly the daily grind. From software companies to food service businesses, these workplaces are making the 9-to-5 a happier, healthier place every day. That means providing workers with benefits such as on-site fitness classes, child care centers, healthy subsidized meals, and fun perks like regular happy hours, company retreats, and open, light-filled office spaces.
September 29, 2013
Next Jump won The Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) prize, Harvard Business Review’s (HBR) “Leaders Everywhere Challenge.” Out of 67 articles, Charlie Kim and David Marquet’s combined story was chosen as one of nine winners. We would like to extend a congratulatory note to all of the other MIX-Prize finalists. We are honored to be among them.
September 26, 2013
You teach what you need to learn. I was on the phone with Charlie Kim, an old friend from my Iowa days. He is the founder of Next Jump, a hugely successful company that focuses on company culture (Better Me + Better You = Better Us). I needed his brains on Savor the Success for a hot minute, so he gave me a call.
September 5, 2013
Engaging employees to participate in wellness programs is one of the biggest challenges in the workplace. On average, only 20% of employees take advantage of their workplace wellness program. Founder & CEO, Charlie Kim and Software Engineer, Caleb Taylor, described how our Fitness Competition motivates employees to work out at Next Jump. Currently, more than 80% of employees work out every week at Next Jump.
August 20, 2013
In this post, CEO Charlie Kim tells us why mentorship is so important for new startups and shares the most important advice he has ever received. You learn to trust yourself. You know the best.
August 19, 2013
"One of the best things a leader can do is learn to be vulnerable," says Charlie Kim, a CEO whose leadership philosophies I've written about in recent posts. "It's what actually inspires other people, because they say, 'This person has the same problems I have, and even worse. They had all these issues and despite all that they were able to survive, succeed.' It drives you to do more.
July 14, 2013
The Mix is a project aimed at reinventing management for the 21st century. Next Jump was invited to participate in Mix and was selected as a finalist (Top 16 out of 67 entries) for their story on the leadership of USS Submarine Commander, David Marquet and founder and CEO of Next Jump, Charlie Kim.
June 12, 2013
In 2010, Next Jump, a 200-person e-commerce company in New York, had a problem. Every year, about 40 percent of its fleet of software developers turned over, lured away to Facebook or Google or any of a number of harebrained startups in the area. This is not a unique problem. In fact, it's on par with a lot of technology companies of Next Jump's size. Programmers are in high demand, and the Googles of the world can and will pay twice the going salary to get them. Eighteen months ago, however, Next Jump managed to decrease its turnover to 1 percent. Like, nobody is leaving. What's even crazier? 5,000 engineers now apply to work there every year.
June 12, 2013
"A lot of people make the mistake of being a slave to their calendar," says Charlie Kim, CEO of Next Jump, who recently helped me tackle my own calendar problem. A Calendar Slave, when he or she is asked for a meeting, sees an open slot, and books it. "Especially with external meetings, that's the worst," Kim says. But that's what most of us automatically do.
The key to reversing this requires a bit of simple proactivity, but most of us remain in reactive mode with our calendars, to our own chagrin at the end of the week when our to-do lists remain uncrossed.
June 12, 2013
Will Marre: "Last night I got a note from Charlie Kim, the amazing CEO of Next Jump. He told me that he had given 10,000 ft. of Manhattan office space in his building to a nonprofit called Summer Search. This nonprofit has 14 full-time employees who help find mentors and jobs for inner-city youth. These high school students come from terrible backgrounds with little support surrounded by crime. Summer Search’s graduates go on to college and graduate at an 85% success rate."
May 9, 2013
Just because your company has a salary freeze doesn't mean you can't score some lucrative employee perks. Our program, Corporate Perks, is mentioned on slide 5: Take Advantage of the 25 Percent Free Lunch. We also incorporate Cell Phone discounts mentioned on slide 1: Check Your Data Plan.
April 25, 2013
Culture is top priority in the local tech scene. Culture only starts to sour if employees don't feel as though they’re moving forward. Charlie Kim maintains exceptional company culture and high employee retention rate in part due to an emphasis on continued learning. In particular, he helps match his employees with their dream mentors.
April 17, 2013
Will Marre: "Confidence balanced with humility can be a powerful strength. Without that balance I am just a jerk. The man who taught me this is Charlie Kim, the CEO of an unusual company named Next Jump. Next Jump is a New York City based ecommerce company that has set a new standard for recruiting and developing extraordinary employees. Charlie's engineers come from the Ivy League’s top schools. They are all smart. They brim with strengths. But Charlie found that without balance, a strength can make you useless. Not very many people in organizations seem to understand this today."
April 5, 2013
On Chief Happiness Officer, Alexander Kjerulf's speaking tour of New York and Boston, he had a chance to visit Next Jump and talk to our CEO and founder Charlie Kim and what he saw and heard there just blew him away. "What they're doing to create a happy workplace is world-leading. Some of what they're doing is great, some of it is insanely great and one thing they do is almost unheard of and completely revolutionary." Read on to find out what that is.
February 10, 2013
Imagine if a company had a 'no fire' policy. The impacts touch everything. David Marquet interviewed Charlie Kim, the CEO of Next Jump, a company focused on rewards and loyalty programs. Kim has instituted a 'no fire' policy at Next Jump, and he realized – after a six month consideration of the idea - that such an approach would change everything in his business.
January 27, 2013
Yes, gamification is trendy and overhyped, but that doesn’t mean it’s always ineffective. Gabe Zicherman, author of an upcoming book on the subject, looks at a few areas where companies are using gamifiation to find new efficiencies. Next Jump, a New York-based employee-incentive startup, has gotten international attention for its gamified approach to encouraging employee fitness.
January 14, 2013
Next Jump is getting noticed for their fun and games in the workplace. With a studio gym consisting of a rock wall, state of the art exercise machines, group classes with healthy lunches served afterward, golf, Wii Fitness, and more, they are catching the eye of the New York Times, various online blogs, and national magazines. “We’re not just bragging,” said Beck, “we want to get the word out to other employers.”
December 25, 2012
The company Next Jump splits its employees into workout teams and rewards them for going to the gym.
November 27, 2012
#GivingTuesday, the day after Cyber Monday, is a day for shoppers to focus on giving back. With OO.com, you can shop all the top stores for the holidays and support charity: water automatically.
November 17, 2012
Through OO.com and its partnership in DonorsChoose.org, the community can now do its holiday shopping “guilt-free” and support local education at the same time. It’s a way to knock out holiday shopping online, while giving back to the community.
November 12, 2012
Whether you are a shopaholic, a deal-sniffer-outer or are just sick of buying everything at Amazon get ready for a real kick in the pants because no matter who you are there is something fun, new and exciting here for your to discover and love. Shopping doesn’t have to be boring or traditional. Maybe you think you know of all the coolest stores already or maybe you are looking to help someone besides yourself. Here you will discover how to make your wallet smarter (and more secure), where to buy the perfect gift (whew, that makes life a little easier come Christmas or a friend or family member’s birthday).
October 25, 2012
Is this place a hotel or an office? Employees at this e-commerce and advertising technology company are entitled to a nutritious breakfast and dinner every day. Plus they can bring all their family and friends to a fancy on-site fitness center that offers personal training sessions and group classes. And get this: The company even frees up employees' time by doing their laundry for them.
September 22, 2012
With school now back in session, most parents breathed a collective sigh of relief. But these days, school expenses have sky-rocketed with very little end in sight. A company called Next Jump is giving back to the scholastic communities of America. The company has donated over $1.3 million to help others... the companies goal is to be philanthropic by returning a margin of its profits to people who need it the most.
September 6, 2012
In just 10 months, OO.com has generated $1MM for classroom projects nationwide, now expanding internationally and partnering with Room to Read to celebrate International Literacy Day starting this September.
August 30, 2012
Teachers are getting a helping hand and the rare chance to save money thanks to consumer shopping website, www.oo.com, which began operating in November 2011 and has since given $1.2 million to teachers and students in more than 1,600 classrooms nationwide.
August 16, 2012
Next Jump and CEO of Vittana, Kushal Chakrabarti, celebrate their new partnership via video.
August 15, 2012
Back to school shoppers buy from brand names like Walmart, Lenovo and hundreds more on OO.com and simultaneously help poor youth in developing countries complete an education that can lift them out of poverty through Vittana.org
August 2, 2012
It's simple to use: Just shop. When you purchase something, 1 percent of the amount you spend goes to a pool of money that helps fund public school projects. "It allows people who believe in public education, and allows people who believe in the teachers, in their community, to help them out in every way that they can."
July 16, 2012
If you're a teacher frustrated by budget cuts that have scuttled some of your classroom projects, an online shopping site offers hope. In the past six months OO.com has donated more than $1 million to fund 1,400 teachers' projects nationwide - 284 of them in California.
June 14, 2012
In just five months, OO.com has generated $900,000 for classroom projects - which will shortly surpass $1 million; over 125,000 students impacted in 3,573 cities nationwide.
March 13, 2012
amNewYork spoke with three big tech companies, Next Jump, Yelp and Google, to get the scoop on what it takes for a candidate to ace the interview. "Earning a job requires three criteria: brilliance, hunger and humility Kim said. While they sound like abstract terms, Next Jump is able to vet candidates through a 10-hour interview process that includes making a trip to its office on Saturday."
February 28, 2012
Next Jump's CEO Charlie Kim talks about how the health of employees helps the health of the business and how he used gamification to make it happen.
February 6, 2012
The deals culture is shifting from customer acquisition to customer loyalty by necessity. Why? Deals have begun losing high income women. That's the view of Next Jump CEO Charlie Kim, a featured speaker at ILM East in Boston March 26-28.
January 20, 2012
Next Jump is partnering with donorschoose.com in a $500,000 fundraising campaign called SA500 Kids, in order to help fund the 243 Missouri classrooms needing new technology, as well as additional schools across the country... New Franklin faculty like Jennifer Stutzer, a high school science teacher, have had success using this online database.
January 20, 2012
A study finds that the iPad helps students connect better with their work. DonorsChoose and SA500 Kids help public schools overcome the problem of finding funds to pay for tablets. "Students' interaction with the device was more personal. You could tell students were more engaged," said Coleman Kells, principal of Amelia Earhart Middle School... Luckily, there are sites like DonorsChoose.org that can help offload the costs from teachers and school districts. And a program called SA500 Kids is helping to accelerate funding for technology resource requests on the site.
January 19, 2012
Covington Reporter Kris Hill explains how he would rather spend $20 a month on a charity than pay for a Netflix service he doesn't use. "I tweeted about it, joining in on the cacophony of 'Dear Netflix...' posts that voiced displeasure over the changes, but rather than just complaining I made a vow. With the $20 a month I would not be spending I pledged to put that toward a charitable cause... I remembered about a website I read about a month or so ago called DonorsChoose.org. Teachers can go to the site and submit requests to fund projects in their classrooms... Another website has popped up called SA500 Kids, one which works in partnership with DonorsChoose.org, which you can find at http://www.oo.com/sa500kids."
January 18, 2012
Charlie Kim, Next Jump CEO, has been recognized for his "commitment to educating future generations of engineers and in conjunction with DonorsChoose." This is a long-term investment as part of NxJ Cares, to help provide the tools and experiences needed for an excellent education.
January 11, 2012
British Airways has appointed Next Jump as provider of its employee discount scheme to give staff a wide range of offers. The new scheme launched in October 2011. The Altitude Plus scheme provided by Next Jump, replaces the previous scheme which was in place for more than 3 years... Janine Sparks, reward manager at British Airways added "On Friday there is such a buzz and excitement in the office about all the offers on that day. The benefits are cascade by word-of-mouth, which is probably the best way of communicating and getting employees to join."
January 3, 2012
Groupon? Living Social? Please. KPMG employees have their own daily deals Website. Just ask Cat Candela, who loves the Perks at Work program so much she's begun briefing new hires about their first day on the job. "It's a cross between eBay and Groupon," Candela said of the internal site, which offers discounts for travel, clothing and restaurants... The offers are overseen by Next Jump, a New York company that handles corporate rewards.
December 28, 2011
New York-based Next Jump is a data-driven rewards and offers company working at the juncture of three quintessentially New York City businesses: advertising, publishing and commerce. Between its annual Silicon Valley 500 event and other efforts, Founder and CEO Charlie Kim estimates that he and his company probably have invested more in recruiting software engineers out of college than any company on the east coast...
December 14, 2011
Finding the best deals this holiday season can be tough, but OO.com makes it simple! At OO.com, shoppers can find the lowest prices and strongest promotions from more than 30,000 top retailers for the "price plus" experience!
December 13, 2011
This holiday season you can SHOP, SAVE, and GIVE technology to classrooms with Next Jump! For every dollar spent on Next Jump's discount site OO.com through December 31st, the company will donate one WOWPoint reward to SA500 Kids, the fundraising campaign to fulfill teacher's requests to bring technology to public school classrooms on DonorsChoose.org!
December 8, 2011
Gabe Zichermann speaks with Gigaom's Ryan Kim about Gamification. "Zichermann said teamplay can also have a strong effect. He noted the experience of NextJump, an employee rewards provider, which now has more than 80 percent of its employees working out because of a new gamified health system that splits the workforce into teams and doles out cash to the teams that work out the most."
December 4, 2011
IMI Tech Talk host Tom D'Auria talked with Founder and CEO of Next Jump, Charlie Kim about growing his company into the premier provider of rewards and loyalty programs in the U.S., Next Jump's investment in the future of engineering in America with SA500 Kids, and how to bring technology into the classroom for just pennies on the dollar.
November 25, 2011
Next Jump, the premier provider of rewards and loyalty programs, is proud to announce the official launch of OO.com, the company's first consumer facing shopping site... As part of the excitement around OO.com's official release from Beta, Next Jump will be kicking off a $500,000 fundraising initiative called SA500 Kids, to bring technology into classrooms at more than 100,000 public schools across the company.
October 31, 2011
Mayor Bloomberg held a press conference at Next Jump regarding the Applied Sciences NYC initiative, covered in The New York Times: "The mayor discussed the bidding in the offices of Next Jump, which is the sort of enterprise that he said was too rare in the city: a fast-growing technology company that relies on engineers."
October 21, 2011
New York's mayor Michael Bloomberg has been making the rounds lately exhorting entrepreneurs to help make the city the new capital of technology. But it's not going to happen unless start-ups and local tech companies start significantly upping their game and competing against Silicon Valley for local talent on their home turf, said Charlie Kim, the CEO of New York-based rewards and offers provider Next Jump. What makes Kim so vocal? Well, he just organized the largest engineering job fair in New York last Saturday called SA500.
October 17, 2011
Organizer Next Jump did an amazing job of creating this first-ever event. The floor was packed with geeks. And schwag. And hope, as growing companies who are creating new jobs looked for aspiring engineers to fill them.
August 3, 2011
The Next Jump- and NYSE-hosted tech recruiting event, SA 500, covered in GigaOM: "...it's a major effort to strengthen the New York and east coast tech ecosystem and help companies to grow and thrive without losing talent to Silicon Valley. It also shows that New York is rising to the challenge of being a major tech destination."
July 27, 2011
Today, Next Jump is unveiling another piece of the puzzle with the debut of Ella, an iOS app that allows you to earn and reward WOWpoints for sharing fashion and shopping tips with your friends.
July 24, 2011
Next Jump CEO Charlie Kim, who recently partnered with LivingSocial to power daily deals across his commerce network, sees a shift in targeting from broadcasting deals to narrowcasting them. "Blasting out a deal to everyone in New York is not targeting," he says. "When you broadcast too much in any category, it is just a lot of noise. Email response rates have plummeted for everyone across the industry. What used to be 10% response rates even a year ago, now you are talking the 1% to 2% level." The constant barrage of emails from Groupon, LivingSocial, and every daily deal copycat is creating user fatigue that is visible in declining response rates.
July 21, 2011
The pieces are now falling into place for Next Jump to be a major disruptor in a market that is increasingly being fought over by giants, from newcomers like Groupon to web titans Google and Facebook.
July 14, 2011
With the iPad app, merchants get easier access to aggregated data about the event and shoppers. It gathers identifiable consumer demographics from numerous online organizations and companies with which it has partnered; consumers must opt in to the program via the organizations in order for identifiable data to be shared.
July 6, 2011
Leveraging the game themes of tribalism and competition had an astonishing effect on behavior. Today, 70% of NextJump employees exercise regularly - enough to save the company millions in work attendance and insurance costs over the medium term - all the while making the workplace healthier and happier.
April 21, 2011
Charlie's speech on the keynote stage at O'Reilly's Where 2.0 Conference, which explores the intersection of location technologies and trends in software development, business strategies, and marketing. His presentation highlighted one specific example of how NxJ leverages consumer and mobile data with our VIP Shopping Nights to help retailers better understand and appeal to their consumer segments.
April 4, 2011
Deals site LivingSocial is expanding its reach through a new partnership with Next Jump, a provider of loyalty and rewards programs, giving it more firepower as it competes with market leader Groupon.
April 4, 2011
Next Jump will gain full access to LivingSocial's inventory of deals, and the two companies will work together to integrate their respective technologies. It is a new distribution channel for LivingSocial which should help it keep scaling up the volume of deals and demand that it can handle.
Jan 31, 2011
Groupon gets all the attention, but another deal juggernaut that should be on your radar is New York City-based Next Jump. The company runs group discount shopping programs for 90,000 corporations and organizations, and powers MasterCard's loyalty rewards program. Investment bankers are sniffing around.
Jan 10, 2011
FlightCaster, the California-based startup which predicts airline delays, was bought today by loyalty programme technology firm Next Jump. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Y Combinator-backed FlightCaster says the acquisition will help Next Jump, provider of loyalty and discount scheme web services to the likes of MasterCard Marketplace, move into travel in a bigger way.
Aug 23, 2010
Sandeep Gupta formerly worked at Apple on the iPod, and put out a slew of iPhone and Blackberry apps for Yahoo, including the Flickr iPhone app, Yahoo Messenger, and the Yahoo Entertainment iPad app. His hire by Next Jump signals that the New York City e-commerce company is planning a big push into mobile apps.
May 5, 2010
Charlie Kim was invited as a keynote speaker in the Disruptors: eCommerce segment of the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco on May 5th. This keynote speech was delivered to an audience of over 10,000 attendees. Charlie's specific series was done in "Ignite-style," consisting of a 5-minute presentation with 20 powerpoint slides, advancing automatically every 15 seconds.
April 12, 2010
"Beyond its core business of debit, credit and prepaid cards, Banga said Monday that he sees e-commerce and mobile commerce as key components of MasterCard's future. The incoming CEO pointed to one example as a model for the types of opportunities ahead: last week's announcement of a deal between MasterCard and Next Jump to provide online shopping tailored to a customer's prior spending."
April 12, 2010
"The merchant analytics from the Next Jump's e-commerce model permits merchants to re-direct their advertisement expenditure towards better pricing in return for guaranteed sales. This strategy is helpful for both the merchants and consumers involved in e-commerce, thereby creating ample growth opportunities for MasterCard and Next Jump, the providers of this innovative technology."
April 12, 2010
"I've never seen anything that good. That's very powerful," said Karl Rexer, the president of Rexer Analytics, a Winchester, Mass., data mining and consulting firm that has worked with banking and technology companies. High conversion rates are elusive because it is tough to gain access to detailed spending data, he said. "You usually don't have data that's going to be as specific to the individual as what" Next Jump "has available," he said.
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April 9, 2010
Cheryl Cascone of Fox Business News interviews Charlie Kim, CEO of Next Jump, and Josh Peirez, Head of Global Innovation at MasterCard, on their recent partnership announcement.
Apr 8, 2010
"MasterCard's customer rewards program just got a major upgrade. As part of a deep, three-year partnership with NYC-startup Next Jump, the credit card organization just launched MasterCard Marketplace. Any cardholder can go to the site and sign up for discounts on electronics, computers, clothing, jewelry, and other products from thousands of merchants and manufacturers. Next Jump will operate the program on behalf of MasterCard, and help it advance its overall e-commerce strategy in other ways as well."
Jan 14, 2010
"If Kim keeps perfecting his shopping algorithms, you may never shop the same way again--and you won't even know that you are doing anything differently."
December 5, 2009
"Next Jump is a bellwether for the next generation of e-commerce, driven by better data," says Tim O'Reilly, a blogger and the chief executive of the technology publisher O'Reilly Media.