March Perk-Me-Up: Clean Employees’ Homes

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Days 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.

For many hard-working professionals, it sounds too good to be true.

Imagine arriving home following a long workday only to be greeted by a tidy house. Much to your delight, the dishes are clean, the carpets vacuumed and the dog’s muddy paw prints have vanished from the kitchen floor. As you sink into your freshly-cleaned armchair, suddenly the “homework” you brought with you for the evening no longer seems insurmountable.

Employee engagement strategies come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes these initiatives even include brooms and dust mops. A handful of innovative corporations – including technology company Evernote – now offer complimentary housecleaning for employees. By providing professional cleaning services on a regular basis, these companies seek to free up employees for more important responsibilities, both at work and at home.

The links between workplace stress, happiness and productivity are well-documented. It’s estimated that three-quarters of Americans regularly experience physical and psychological symptoms associated with work-induced stress, with half of the U.S. workforce indicating stress has a negative impact on their personal and professional lives.

But while stress can hinder employee engagement, happy members of the workforce have demonstrated the ability to work harder. A recent survey found that happiness makes people approximately 12 percent more productive.

If coming home to a clean house can put a smile on your employees’ faces and reduce their stress loads, then it just might be an investment worth making to boost workforce productivity and, in turn, employee engagement.


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.

Topics: Perk-Me-Up of the Month

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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).