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AnyPerk

May 31, 2016 11:00 ET

AnyPerk Launches Rewards to Help Businesses Boost Employee Happiness

First of Its Kind Platform Drives Employee Recognition and Builds Culture of Appreciation for Growing Small and Mid-Sized Companies

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 31, 2016) - Employee happiness company, AnyPerk, today launched AnyPerk Rewards, an employee recognition platform that empowers employees to praise achievements, celebrate milestones and show gratitude. With AnyPerk Rewards, companies can easily increase employee recognition and boost employee happiness, resulting in improved productivity and retention.

AnyPerk Rewards is answering the call of 89 percent of employees who claim that recognition for their efforts makes them happier at work.1 Until now, individually rewarding employees for a job well done has been an arduous task, rife with painstaking data management, stale catalogues and HR-centric, clunky user experiences aimed at global enterprises with limited opportunity for oversight and reporting. As a result, only 14 percent of companies with less than 2,500 employees have software-based rewards and recognition platforms.2 AnyPerk Rewards is the first offering of-its-kind built for scaling, mid-size businesses looking to foster cultures of appreciation and recognition without increased burden on the HR and managerial teams.

With this addition, AnyPerk extends its Perks program of exclusive employee discounts to become the only company to provide both perks and rewards in one unified platform, offering company-to-employee, manager-to-employee and peer-to-peer recognition with customized notes that make employees feel valued.

"AnyPerk's mission is to help companies build places where employees love to work, so a rewards and recognition program was an obvious evolution to our Perks platform," said Taro Fukuyama, CEO and co-founder of AnyPerk. "It gives companies a way to easily and effectively invest in their employees' happiness, recognize their achievements, and help make their lives better inside and outside of the office. Ultimately, managers are pleased with the platform, because recognition for effort is also the highest contributor to increased employee engagement and productivity. The program actually impacts a company's bottom-line."

According to a survey commissioned by AnyPerk, only half (48 percent) of respondents agree that their boss cares about their happiness at work with the remaining responses either neutral or disagreeing, and only 15 percent claiming to be 'very happy' at work.3 AnyPerk Rewards seeks to alter those responses by helping companies build places where employees want to work.

"The AnyPerk rewards and recognition platform is a competitive differentiator for any organization," said Michael Rochelle, Chief Strategy Officer and Principal HCM Analyst of Brandon Hall Group. "It offers a personalized experience with a simple and engaging interface, supported by a dedicated customer success team to ensure a delightful culture is cultivated where meaningful contributions are rewarded and recognized perpetually between managers and employees and among peers."

Key features of AnyPerk Rewards include:

  • Multiple Recognition Occasions and Designs: Celebrate everything from a job well done to employees living your core values, or create an occasion that matters most to you using designs that delight.
  • Diverse Rewards Options: From movie tickets to charitable giving to shopping, AnyPerk lets employees choose from a range of rewards options, ensuring there's something for everyone.
  • Pile on the Praise: Recognition is most impactful when it's broadcast, so share your recognition with a team or company-wide, that way others can offer kudos too.
  • Centralized Analytics Dashboard: Manage program progress and success including, overall budget spend, available rewards credits, and monitor the most recognized and most generous employees, all in one user-friendly interface.
  • Mobile App for On-the-Go Appreciation: Recognize employees while you're on-the-go, or redeem rewards whenever it's most relevant.

Customers running the beta version of the program have seen rapid increases in employee engagement as a result of AnyPerk Rewards. "The first time we conducted an engagement survey, we found there were opportunities to improve our employee appreciation, engagement, and benefits initiatives," said Derek Kanehira, Vice President of Human Resources at Hawaii National Bank. "Since implementing AnyPerk, our employee engagement has been 3x more effective. AnyPerk is playing a big part in increasing engagement and improving our benefits package."

Today also marks a new partnership with leading all-in-one HR platform company Namely, to automate the onboarding and maintenance of AnyPerk Rewards for customers to further ease the burden on HR administrators.

For more information about AnyPerk Rewards, please visit www.AnyPerk.com or email sales@AnyPerk.com

About AnyPerk
AnyPerk is an employee happiness company that helps business leaders build places where employees love to work. With a Perks product that lets companies deliver VIP treatment and exclusive discounts to employees, and a Rewards product that fosters employee recognition, AnyPerk enables thousands of companies to attract, retain and motivate employees. Founded in 2012, AnyPerk is headquartered in San Francisco. Learn more at www.AnyPerk.com.

1 Amsterdam Printing "Employee Recognition Programs Work When Done Right" Survey. [http://www.amsterdamprinting.com/blog/employee-recognition-programs-research] November 2012. Accessed online. 13 May 2016.
2 AnyPerk "Rewards & Recognition Market Landscape" Survey. AnyPerk research conducted by Beehive Research. September 2015.
3 AnyPerk "AnyPerk Employee Happiness Index" Survey. AnyPerk research conducted by Ask Your Target Market. May 2016. 

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