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Employee happiness has always been an important topic in the workplace, and for good reason. Satisfied employees lead to less turnover, higher engagement & productivity, and a better bottom line. So when it comes to the Zestful team and our employee perks, we don’t mess around. One could also argue that it’s more important now than ever before for companies to stand out. With younger generations joining the workforce, unemployment at record lows, and turnover…

Whether you’re the top dog, an admin, or you’ve just found yourself leading a project, workplace engagement is the oil for your machine. It’s the enthusiasm, the commitment, the dedication that keeps things moving and gets the job done. And yet, over the course of three years, not once did Gallup’s survey of workers’ engagement reach 40 percent. Employees are the most valuable investment in any business. The framework of a company’s culture—its collective values…

In any management position, employee and employer feedback are some of the most valuable things you can provide to your employees. Giving effective employee feedback benefits both your team members and the company as a whole—that is, so long as it’s done right. Consistent feedback that encourages growth and success is a cornerstone of employee engagement. By cultivating a feedback-friendly company culture, you can increase employee satisfaction and motivation, leading to a better work ethic…

Just how much do you put building relationships with employees at the forefront? Sure, you may know their names and job titles, but do you know who has an upcoming birthday? Who has a spouse or children, and what are their names? If that information sounds insignificant, then how about their work styles? Who’s a creative thinker, and who has a preference for checklists and procedure? You’re a leader; you want and need your people…

We’re always cooking up big things at Zestful, and we have some sweet treats for you going into this week. Virtual cards You’ve asked for them, and now you have them! Each person in Zestful now receives two cards: One physical Zestful card, and one virtual one. Both can be used interchangeably to spend your Zestful balance. And everyone that has a Zestful account already has a virtual card activated – check it out by…

Company culture isn’t something that’s physically tangible; it isn’t air hockey in the breakroom or a soccer field on the roof. It’s more of a concept or principle. But if you look closely, you can see its manifestations all over any office. Many successful companies owe much of their success to their workplace cultures and are widely known for those values, like REI and Google. Your company’s culture is one of your greatest tools. Though…

Good companies with good supervisors recognize the need to foster a positive culture. Smart companies with smart supervisors recognize that the way to create great company culture—and therefore improve employee retention—is to meet each employee’s needs on an individual basis. Retention rates matter CFO: What happens if we invest in developing our people and then they leave us? CEO: What happens if we don’t, and they stay? This common notion is mostly thrown about in…

We’re full steam ahead making it easy for companies of any size to create the perfect perk and reward program. And in February we took a big step forward with tons of great features, including our all-new Peer to Peer Rewards program and Personal Balances. We hope you enjoy them! Peer to Peer This is a big one. We heard from many company admins that they didn’t want to have all the fun, they wanted their employees…

What is Publoft? PubLoft is a platform that connects top freelance writers to customers who need their blog managed. We find top freelance talent across the globe, treat them really well, and put them to work for our customers. The goal is to be where all freelancers work in a decade. What makes Publoft different from Upwork or Fiverr? First off, we’re amazing to our freelancers. Zestful is just one of the many perks we…

Incentives in the workplace and employee productivity have been proven in numerous studies to be directly linked. However, incentives for employees have also been proven difficult to manage from HR managers and others within the C-suite. When implemented correctly, incentive programs can increase performance and engagement. So what does it take to put into place incentives that will up productivity in your company? The finer points of employee recognition Employee recognition requires several different layers…