Jones & DeMille Engineering Launches ourlinQ to Offer Project-Based Profit-Sharing Solutions to Help Professional Services Firms Thrive in Challenging Times

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ourlinQ transforms the way firms engage and incentivize their team members to think like owners

"...we know that giving back to those who drive the success of a business is an investment in the future,” said Jones & DeMille’s CEO, Brian Barton. He continues, “This solution is a game changer for professional services firms, especially in these challenging times..."

Jones & DeMille Engineering (JDE) today announces the spin-off of a new SaaS company, ourlinQ. ourlinQ offers the project-based performance incentive solution developed by Jones & DeMille to other professional services firms and project-based businesses. ourlinQ enabled Jones & DeMille to engage and incentivize their team members to think like owners and improved the profitability of their firm.

The ourlinQ platform was developed to reward the behaviors that drive the desired culture, encourage action, and foster results. For JDE’s team members, ourlinQ provides transparency and objectivity into performance evaluations by enabling them to see the connection between their actions and the resulting incentive payouts.

“We recognize that most team members work hard and are committed to ‘the cause’ because they truly love what they do. They are in it for more than just a paycheck. However, we know that giving back to those who drive the success of a business is an investment in the future,” said Jones & DeMille’s CEO, Brian Barton. He continues, “This solution is a game changer for professional services firms, especially in these challenging times – it allows us to efficiently go through a process to share profits that has historically been somewhat painful and overly subjective. ourlinQ has given us a repeatable, defensible, trackable, and proven way to share and shape the quality of life of our awesome team members. Ultimately, our clients win when our team members are fully engaged and performing at peak levels.”

Findings in Gallup’s most recent State of the American Workplace Report noted that only 21% of respondents strongly agreed that they have performance metrics that are within their control. The report also identified three major reasons why team members were not motivated to perform at their very best everyday: (1) unclear and misaligned expectations; (2) ineffective and infrequent feedback; and (3) unfair evaluation practices and misplaced accountability. Furthermore, the report found that 40% of team members would change jobs for the benefit of profit-sharing. ourlinQ is well positioned to help professional services firms and project-based businesses easily provide this benefit to their team members as well as overcome these common challenges.

Jones & DeMille’s VP of Strategy & Client Success, Ryan Jolley, will lead the new company. “It has been an exciting process to work on developing the ourlinQ platform over the past few years at Jones & DeMille. ourlinQ has been the catalyst for incredible changes throughout our organization,” said Jolley. “We have great people and a great culture, but oftentimes they need a little incentive to do the hard things and create habits that make the difference between mediocrity and excellence. The culture and behaviors we were able to motivate in our team members readied our firm to navigate the COVID-19 crisis with minimal business disruption. I am excited to take this platform to other companies and help them realize what a difference the right incentives can make to their people and their bottom-line when coupled with good business practices.”

ourlinQ will hold a public webinar on June 16, 2020 to showcase how Jones & DeMille has benefitted from the platform. To learn more or register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n0KdaoMUQG6P31Ig8TItOA.

About Jones & DeMille
Jones & DeMille Engineering is a full-service, award-winning firm focused on shaping the quality of life in Utah and surrounding states since 1982. With nine office locations and two field offices throughout the Intermountain Region, Jones & DeMille provides civil engineering, funding procurement, project leadership, GIS, survey, construction management, planning, materials testing and related professional services.

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Lori Epling, 800.748.5275, lori@jonesanddemille.com

About ourlinQ
ourlinQ is a project-based profit-sharing solution on a mission to transform the way professional services firms and project-based businesses engage and incentivize their team members to think like owners. ourlinQ enables team members to see the connection between their actions and the resulting incentive payouts, leading to increased engagement, performance, and team member and client retention.

Contact
Chandra Storrusten, 888.401.1030, cstorrusten@ourlinQ.com

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