April Perk-Me-Up: Concierge Services

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perk-me-up-concierge.jpgDays pass and seasons change, but our dedication to innovative employee engagement remains unwavering. At viperks, we have witnessed employee solutions that push the boundaries of creativity. Each month we'll highlight one unique employee engagement idea as our "Perk-Me-Up of the Month." Think of it as a free monthly subscription to the best corporate perks around.

The workday is over, that big project is done and you've checked off all your to-do's.

It's time to kick back and raise a glass. Except now you've got a whole new to-do list. Get the car washed. Book your flight for the conference. Secure a reservation at that new restaurant. Oh, and you need to send flowers to Mom. And figure out what kind of gift to get for your teenage niece's birthday.

Daily chores never end, and they often lead to fatigue and stress. And when an employee is tired and frazzled, their production could dip. So what's an employer to do?

Why not help your people knock a few things off their to-do lists and give them some much-needed peace of mind? S.C. Johnson offers concierge services to employees to help them free up the time they spend on errands we all hate, such as picking up dry cleaning or getting an oil change. Other companies, such as Mercedes-Benz USA, Shell Oil USA and Campbell's Soup are also offering personal concierge services to their employees, according to this article from the New York Times.

If doing something as simple as running a few errands will make your workforce happy, engaged and more productive, isn't it worth it? Not only that, with concierge services you don't have to worry about employees coming in late, taking long lunches or leaving early to take care of their personal tasks.

According to Deloitte University Press, employee engagement and culture are now business issues, not just topics for HR to debate. And now that millennials are the largest generation in the American workforce, employers have to think outside the box if they want to boost employee engagement while continuing to attract and retain top talent.

No matter what your home and work situations are like, 24 hours in a day is never enough. By offering concierge services, you'll give your people time and peace of mind --- two priceless commodities. They'll be happier, more productive and have more time to focus on the important things. And maybe even have time for luxuries like eating and sleeping.

At viperks, we aim to clean up any shortcomings you're experiencing with employee engagement. We offer your staff real perks, implementing a discount and appreciation program that drives employee happiness and productivity in the workplace. The result? You enjoy bottom-line results reflecting enhanced employee engagement.

Want to learn more about how you can help your employees be happier and more productive? We're here to talk.

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Eric Golubitsky

Eric brings 18+ years of entrepreneurial experience. Eric founded S.M.I.L.E. Inc. in 1998, which was a Consumer Electronic Pro Top 100 home automation provider and was recognized as the #1 fastest growing company in NE Ohio by CWRU Weatherhead School of Management in 2003. As an Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" finalist in 2005, Eric's accomplishments have been recognized multiple times including the Consumer Electronics Association's national "Mark of Excellence Award." Eric is also a 5 year member of EO (Entrepreneurs Organization).