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5 Signs Your Employees Are Unhappy (and how to fix them)

Posted by Jackie Roberson on Mar 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

It’s no secret that employee happiness has taken a dip in recent years, thanks to the disappearing work-life balance, but there are ways to remedy the situation.

According to a recent YouGov poll, people in their late twenties and early thirties are more unhappy with their work-life balance than any other age group, with almost half saying that there is sometimes an expectation from their employer that they work outside normal hours.

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Topics: Employee Happiness

4 Employee Retention Strategies to Implement Today

Posted by Jackie Roberson on Mar 16, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Customer loyalty and satisfaction starts with employee retention. Your employees are who provide customer service, which is often every company’s pain point. While all businesses strive to provide excellent customer service, it’s easier said than done.

To provide excellent customer service, you must hire excellent employees, which is also easier said than done.


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Topics: employee engagement

7 Ways Leaders Can Improve Employee Performance

Posted by Jackie Roberson on Mar 2, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Now is the time to try to go the extra mile for your employees when you can. Little gestures go along way and do not go unnoticed. Did you know that unengaged employees cost the U.S. economy nearly $450 billion per year?

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Topics: Culture, employee engagement

12 Perk-Me-Ups to Make You Smile at Work

Posted by Jackie Roberson on Feb 23, 2017 10:47:05 AM

Perks of employment don't have to be extravagant. They could be as simple as encouraging your employees to get outside during the workday to promote a better work/life balance. Over the past year we featured a cool perk-me-up each month on our blog that employers were providing to their employees. We compiled them into one neat list just for you. 

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Topics: Perk-Me-Up of the Month

3 Memorable Ways to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day

Posted by Jackie Roberson on Feb 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Does it feel like the stretch between New Year’s Day and the start of Spring lasts longer than the calendar indicates? As the dreary days of winter drag on, Employee Appreciation Day (March 3rd this year) comes at the perfect time. The groundhog has made his prediction, Valentine’s Day is over — and we all need a pick-me-up.

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Topics: employee recognition

7 Ingredients to Boost Workplace Happiness

Posted by Jackie Roberson on Feb 2, 2017 12:00:00 PM

At viperks we take workplace happiness very seriously and think you should too. After all, part of our mission is to help create happier employees for our customers. Aside from salary, what other ingredients affect employee happiness? Create your perfect recipe for smiling faces.

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Topics: Culture, corporate perks, Happier Employees, employee experience

The Power of Thinking Outside of the Box

Posted by Jackie Roberson on Jan 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Attending professional or personal development seminars is a terrific way to get your creative juices flowing. Whether you’re an HR pro, a finance guru, a sales rep or something else entirely, there’s a lot you can learn by stepping out of your comfort zone – and your office.

Last Fall I had the chance to attend a local Cleveland conference – BizConCLE ­– filled with inspiring speakers. One of my favorites was Gary Schoeniger, Founder and CEO at The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative. He talked about how our educational system no longer promotes the entrepreneurial spirit; instead they teach us how to work for others.

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Topics: Culture

4 Steps to Identify Your Company Culture

Posted by Jackie Roberson on Jan 5, 2017 11:01:37 AM

Many organizations are working toward creating a stronger culture to attract potential employees and retain the great talent they already have. As well, everyone has a different formula for creating and managing their company culture. So, how do you manage your company culture?

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Topics: Culture

From the Minds of Industry Pros: 3 HR Predictions for 2017

Posted by Jackie Roberson on Dec 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

At viperks we like to be up on all HR news and tips from employee engagement, benefits, regulations, and everything inbetween. We know there’s a lot in between too! And you are more than likely busy wrapping up year-end initiatives, so we’ve put together 3 predictions for 2017 from the minds of industry pros.

What does the new year have in store for human resources?

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Topics: HR

5 Workplace Trends Bound to Make a Positive Impact in 2017

Posted by Jackie Roberson on Dec 1, 2016 10:30:00 AM

With 2016 quickly coming to a close, companies are looking ahead to 2017 and how the latest, greatest trends in the workplace that will shape their futures.

2016 has been full of trends in the workplace that moved businesses away from the idea of a traditional office. From advancements in the modern office to executives taking a hard look at employee engagement, organizations across the board have been more welcoming to the idea of change. So what's in store for 2017?

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Topics: HR