A $35 million tech company is giving employees the freedom to choose their hours, where they work, and the meetings they attend — and it’s a millennial’s dream perk

Melia Robinson •
Business Insider
Employee working at a table

Callum Negus-Fancey, a 28-year-old British entrepreneur, started his company in the basement of his parents’ West London flat. Founded in 2013, Verve is a software platform that lets brands recruit fans to sell tickets to their events, in exchange for rewards like free entry and VIP badges. Today, Verve has raised $35 million in venture

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How SurveyMonkey’s new chief people officer engages employees

Phil Albinus •
Employee Benefit News
Happy employee

As the first chief people officer for SurveyMonkey, Becky Cantieri’s recent promotion from her role as senior vice president of human resources shows how seriously the firm is taking employee engagement and retention. Last October, Cantieri was named one of EBN’s Benny Award winners. The HR veteran, who before joining SurveyMonkey in 2011 worked at

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Do employee-owned companies make for happier workers?

Jen Hubley Luckwaldt •
The Simple Dollar
Happy Employees

Your boss would love for you to feel like you have a stake in the company. After all, loyal employees put in longer hours, produce better work, and stick around for more years than those whose feelings about the organization can be summed up with a resounding, “Meh.” There’s just one problem: With job security a thing of

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Voluntary benefits becoming more ingrained at companies: report

Karen Talley •
FierceCEO

An increasing number of U.S. employers now consider voluntary benefits a necessary part of their core employee benefits strategy rather than a perk or a reward, a study says. High up on employers’ lists are student loan repayment assistance and financial planning services, but also being contemplated are identify theft protection, pet insurance, long-term care

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