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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…
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Beat the back-to-work blues with Perkbox

Even if you love your job, we’re willing to guess it was a struggle back to work this week. But there is something your boss could be doing to make life a little easier.
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Entrepreneurs: Start-up Perkbox provides the perks for firms to keep their millennials motivated

The headquarters of Perkbox, close to Blackfriars Bridge, practically scream millennial from the moment you cross the threshold.
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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. Their digital platform provides a unique mix of perks, rewards and wellness features to motivate and retain employees.
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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.

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Perkbox co-founder on how to change your business model

The Telegraph Connect – 31.10.2016

Saurav Chopra, co-founder of employee benefits website, Perkbox, 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

Yahoo Finance – 28.10.2016

Tennis star Andy Murray has backed two more early stage UK tech companies 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”

Real Business – 26.10.2016

In the words of Rihana, “work, work, work” – the word “work” being on an almost constant loop. Hear it enough times and the song will start to loose its glamour. Similarly, the more you work, the more stuck in a routine you become – unless you’re a die hard fan of what you do. It’s just life, and not enough bosses seem to know how to flip the resulting staff unhappiness around.

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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 Blog – 27.10.2016

We are very pleased to announce our latest investment in Perkbox, the fast growing employee and customer engagement company, based in London. When we were introduced to the Perkbox team earlier this year, we were instantly struck by the strong culture within the company and the excitement they are generating for their customers. They definitely deserve a “Sales Superstar” badge, one of the features users of their platform can award their best employees.

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6.5 million UK workers unhappy at work

Business Matters – 26.10.2016

Around 6.5 million UK workers would not describe themselves as happy at work and would move jobs for better benefits, according to new research1 from Perkbox, the UK’s leading employee benefits and perks platform.

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

TechCrunch – 26.10.2016

Perkbox, a U.K. startup that offers an employee engagement platform to help companies retain employees (and customers), has picked up £2.5 million in backing from publicly-listed European VC Draper Esprit.

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Perkbox survey reveals East Midlands has happiest workers

The Times – 24.10.2016

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.

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How business failure helped two entrepreneurs to succeed

Forbes – 21.10.2016

When failure looms, perseverance is the answer; that was the lesson that Saurav Chopra, founder of Perkbox, 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 – 21.10.2016

Perkbox, a perks and benefits company launched in January with a £350,000 investment from Zoopla boss Alex Chesterman and angel investor Sherry Coutu, is seeking £1.5 million in funding via crowdfunding website Seedrs from tomorrow.

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

Reward Guide – 12.10.2016

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.
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Next Stage is in nominated for an Employee Benefits Award

Personnel Today – 17.10.2016

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

The Guardian – 20.10.2016

Saurav Chopra took a chance in 2014 when he co-founded Perkbox, a platform employers pay to use to provide employees with “access to more than 200 perks, an online reward and recognition system and a wellness hub.

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What are the benefits and drawbacks of pub franchises?

Pub & Bar – 10.10.2016

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

Personnel Today – 09.09.2016

LONDON – 9 September 2016 – Perkbox, UK’s largest and fastest growing benefits provider 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

Fry Magazine – 07.09.2016

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

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L&D lessons from Roald Dahl

HR Grapevine – 09.2016

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?

Tech City News – 10.08.2016

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?

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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

Personnel Today – 19.08.2016

Perkbox, the award-winning employee engagement and reward & recognition platform, which was this year cited no.2 in the Startups100 index recognising it as one of the fastest growing and most successful start-ups in the country, unveils its ‘Happiness Lab’ creative space within its new London office in Blackfriars.

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Happiness holds the key to committed care workers

The Carer UK – 15.08.2016

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.

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

The Carer – 09.08.2016

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

Care Talk – 08.2016

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.

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

Reward Guide – 13.07.2016

Celebrating the best in reward strategies and practice in all types of organisations, the Very Important Benefit Awards (VIBs) were a success yet again. Alongside an evening of food, drinks, networking and familiar faces, we announced our winners for the categories.
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Keeping big companies' staff happy brings its own rewards

The Times – 10.07.2016

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.
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