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Perkbox opens office in Sheffield, aims to create 100 jobs by 2018

Tech City discusses Perkbox’s expansion plans and the opening of a new office in Sheffield.

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Men more open with emotions at work than women, says study

Perkbox research has been featured in this article and shows that men are more likely to confide in bosses about affairs of the heart and be more accepting of workplace romances than women.

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Financing engagement: motivating employees as an FD

Gautam Sahgal, COO of Perkbox, discusses how employee engagement is critical to business success, and how FDs have a part to play…

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Venture capitalists must embrace crowdfunding: It's where the future lies

Perkbox investor Simon Cook discusses why venture capitalists must embrace crowdfunding.

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Is Size Important?

Our co-founder, Chieu Cao, shares his opinion on whether on not small businesses should strive to appear bigger than they are in this article.

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Meet the entrepeneur who built a £75m employee benefits business

Management today interviews our co-founder, Saurav Chopra.

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The Hazards of Not Investing in Your Staff

Investment in employee health, well-being and engagement via perks and benefits is often seen as a costly, non-critical ‘nice-to-have- rather than an intrinsic tool for incentivising, retaining and recruiting talent. Perkbox is featured in this article as an example of how this is not always true!
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Beat the back-to-work blues with Perkbox

The Memo investigates Perkbox and explores how it can help a company transform their benefits offering.
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Entrepreneurs: Start-up Perkbox provides the perks for firms to keep their millennials motivated

The Evening Standard interviewed our co-founders Chieu Cao and Saurav Chopra about all things Perkbox.
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Reward and Recognition in a modern organisation

Perkbox is on a mission to help companies create tangible links between happiness and productivity. This article explores how Perkbox can help your business keep up with the times and provide a modern and relevant benefit offering.
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Migration matters: a debate of the importance on migrant employees

Businesses debate two politically charged hot potatoes: immigration and finding the right talent in a post- Brexit world. Our co-founder, Saurav Chopra, provides insight.

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Perkbox co-founder on how to change your business model

Saurav Chopra, our co-founder, talks about following in his father’s footsteps, haemorrhaging cash early on, and changing the business model three times.

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Andy Murray has invested in UK startups WeSwap and Perkbox through the Seedrs crowdfunding platform

Tennis star Andy Murray has backed Perkbox on crowdfunding platform Seedrs, bringing his startup portfolio up to 17 companies.

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Staff unhappiness: Don’t underestimate the power of “pissed off”

Not enough bosses seem to know how to flip staff unhappiness around. This article explains how Perkbox is striving to change this.

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How a simple 'thank-you' could lift the mood of thousands of British workers

Yahoo Finance – 27.10.2016

If that’s what you wanna do: Pharrell Williams performs “Happy” at the Grammys.

If sorry is the hardest word, then in business perhaps ‘thank-you’ is equally troublesome.

But for an estimated 6.5 million employees, a simple ‘well done, thanks’ could go a long way to making for a happier and more productive workforce.

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Perkbox: an engaging investment in human happiness

Draper Esprit announce their latest investment in Perkbox.

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6.5 million UK workers unhappy at work

Around 6.5 million UK workers would not describe themselves as happy at work and would move jobs for better benefits, according to new research from Perkbox.

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Perkbox, an employee engagement platform, picks up £2.5M backing from Draper Esprit

Tech Crunch reports on Draper Esprit’s investment in Perkbox.

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Perkbox survey reveals East Midlands has happiest workers

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life, according to the proverb. While many might question the accuracy of such claims in 2016, 70 per cent of full-time employees say that they are happy in their work.

Perkbox research has been included in the Times.

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How business failure helped two entrepreneurs to succeed

When failure looms, perseverance is the answer; that was the lesson that Saurav Chopra, our co-founder learned from his father, who ran one of the largest insulation businesses in India. “He showed me the benefits of never giving up, no matter how hard things might be,” he says.

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Perks and benefits company Perkbox looks for £1.5million crowdfunding

The Daily Mail announces that Perkbox is seeking £1.5 million in funding via crowdfunding website Seedrs.

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Perkbox customer BYPHS talks to Reward Guide about how to keep staff happy, engaged and rewarded - even in a charity.

In a high stress industry where payment for difficult work is often in kind, one charity has gone above and beyond other organisations to ensure its workers remain happy, engaged and rewarded. This charity is Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme and they are one of our star clients!

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Next Stage is in nominated for an Employee Benefits Award

Next Stage was nominated for the Employee Benefits Award at the Personnel Today Awards, 2016. It’s partnership with Perkbox is one of the reasons for their nomination.

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My biggest leap of faith in business

Saurav Chopra took a chance in 2014 when he co-founded Perkbox and the Guardian explores his leap of faith.

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What are the benefits and drawbacks of pub franchises?

The way in which one can run a pub, a group of pubs or even a pub company have been evolving over the years. Saurav Chopra, Perkbox CEO explains how to make a pub franchise appealing.

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Perkbox wins Flexible and Voluntary Benefits Provider of the Year at WSB 2016 Awards

LONDON – 9 September 2016 – Perkbox has scooped the Flexible and Voluntary Benefits Provider of the Year award at the WSB (Workplace Savings and Benefits) Awards 2016 held at Royal Garden Hotel, London, last night.

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Chippy benefits from partnership with Perkbox

A Penrith fish and chip shop owner has teamed up with  Perkbox to help attract, retain and motivate staff.

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L&D lessons from Roald Dahl

Willy Wonka’s coalescing of the mad and the genius into an experience that in indelible to all who partake is something that L&D can harness.

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Should your startup offer employee perks?

The list of perks being offered to employees in the UK is varied and seemingly endless. But just how important are non-monetary rewards, and how realistic is it for growing tech companies to offer such perks? Perkbox is featured in this piece by Tech City News as an example of how non-monetary rewards can be effective.

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Employee engagment platform Perkbox unveils "Happiness Lab" creative space in new London offices for HR, L and D and employee engagement professionals

Perkbox unveils the ‘Happiness Lab,’ a creative space within its new London office in Blackfriars.

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Happiness holds the key to committed care workers

In a challenging sector where payment is often in kind, showing appreciation for care staff has never been more important. Reward and recognition ensures qualified carers not only stay committed to working for your organisation, but also stay committed to working in an industry afflicted by an alarming talent deficit. Perkbox is featured in this piece by The Carer on how reward and recognition can help your team.

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Perkbox wins Everline Future 50 Award for sitting in the top 50 Most Disruptive British businesses in 2016

A few months on from winning a spot in the prestigious Everline Future 50, Co-founder and CMO of Perkbox Chieu Cao explains how happy he was to win and what is next for the employee engagement platform.

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How one care business turned its 58% labour turnover rate around through creative staff engagement

That Britain is on the cusp of a care crisis is a well documented issue. The sector has long laid victim to austerity cuts that has stifled vital services to the vulnerable people reliant on support to achieve a quality of life that the majority of us may take for granted. One of Perkbox’s star clients, Next Stage is featured in this article that discusses this issue.

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Perkbox highly commended in the Reward Guide VIB Awarwds for 'Best product for making pay go further'

Perkbox was highly commeded in the Very Important Benefit Awards (VIBs) 2016.
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Keeping big companies' staff happy brings its own rewards

Within months of Saurav Chopra and Chieu Cao starting up a website offering deals on stationery and printing, they were haemorrhaging cash. “It was a shock to the system,” said Chopra. The Times investigates how Perkbox was founded.
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