Moneymaking Videos and Recharging Employees’ Batteries on


NEW YORK—Somebody’s making money at Zenni Optical. Recently, it was the filmmaking team of Jesse Eisenhardt and Erica L. Wong, who won $20,000 in the Zenni Video Contest. View their 30-second video here and link to the eight other winners who shared in a total of $45,000 in prize money for their short films.

On the work front, a six-month study called “Profit at the Bottom of the Ladder” conducted by Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University and published by Harvard Business Review looked at how companies around the world use incentives in the workplace. The report indicated that offering employees the opportunity to earn extra time off with pay is a good option because it helps to restore their minds and bodies from the arduous tasks most face on the job. Find out how these incentives can recharge a hard working staff in the latest installment of Personnel File.