TaskUs’ Jaspar Weir on the three ways to ensure coaching drives growth on your team

In today’s competitive business environment, there is a constant desire to improve professionally and personally. This has fueled the tremendous surge in the U.S. market for self-improvement, which includes audiobooks, apps and personal coaching. As reported by Harvard Business Review, more than $1 billion was spent on business and personal relationship coaches last year and the number of business coaches worldwide has increased by more than 60% since 2007. However, investing in a coach is a costly endeavor considering that top executive coaches can command fees of more than $100,000 a year.

“I am an advocate of coaching,” said TaskUs CEO Jaspar Weir. “My co-founder and I have had a business coach since the early years of TaskUs. We’ve experienced firsthand the significant impact he has had on our lives and our growing business. As a business leader, it is important to pay this insight forward by providing coaching support to our entire team from the bottom up, as well as the top down.”

Read the full article: Three Ways To Ensure Coaching Drives Growth On Your Team (Forbes)

December 11th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

TaskUs’ Jaspar Weir on reclaiming a combative work environment

“Work hard, play hard.” According to TaskUs CEO and President Jaspar Weir, it’s time for this Sisyphean notion in the workplace to end. For years, startups have hinged their workplace cultures on creating this “balance,” yet time has shown that it fails more often than not. Burning the candle at both ends is not conducive for achieving optimal performance company-wide. On top of that, trying to maintain a rigorous workload and a highly active social life can be dangerous.

At TaskUs, “we think ‘work hard, have fun’ is a better way of putting it.”

Read the full article: Work Hard, Have Fun: Reclaiming A Combative Work Environment (Forbes)

August 27th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , |

TaskUs’ Jaspar Weir on the fuel that drives the employee engine

According to Jaspar Weir, co-founder and president of TaskUs.Employee happiness is important because it translates into better quality work, which, in turn, can equal increased customer retention, satisfaction and revenue.

But what makes a happier employee? There seems to be a widespread myth that free lunches and ping pong tables drive employee happiness. Many companies spend a lot of money on frivolous things but still have employee morale and retention issues because those incentives are not meeting employee needs — the ROI is just not there.

You need to align with your employees to understand what is driving them.

Read the full article: Daily Satisfaction: The Fuel To Drive The Employee Engine (Forbes)

June 8th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , |

TaskUs’ Jaspar Weir on the social impact sniff test

According to Jaspar Weir, co-founder and president of TaskUs, making a social impact needs to pass the sniff test to determine if the “good” work is truly meaningful or just marketing.

“It’s important that your organization is doing good because it means something to you as an individual and a brand. Most importantly, in my opinion, it should matter to your employees. An authentic passion should drive work that a company does to make a positive social impact.

Read the full article: The Social Impact Sniff Test: Is It Meaningful Or Just Marketing? (Forbes)

April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , |