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Inspiration station: 12 work perks to energize employees

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Brainstorm Inc.

You can’t fake culture. And you can’t copy it, either.

But inspiration breeds innovation. Here are 12 ideas — that aren’t foosball tables — for energizing employees. #nooffensefoosball


Wash + Wear

MX, Lehi

Employees can take part in a laundry service at work where their clothes are delivered to them fresh, clean and folded — and MX covers 50 percent of the bill! Dry cleaning/pressing needs are also available.

Bright ideas

Vivint, Provo

A whiteboard for the ages! Vivint values employee input, so they host an idea board on their intranet where employees can submit ideas and share suggestions to improve company life, better customer service and elevate their products.

Child’s play

Qualtrics, Provo

Qualtrics offers a playroom that houses both play structures and work stations so people feel welcome to bring their kids to work. Employees are also invited to bring their dogs to work every day. #raisethewoof

The Ringers

Workfront, Lehi

Who you gonna call? Workfront. They have a cell phone reimbursement plan for employees, because they know “you’re using your phone to check your work email from home, so we’ll help you pay for it.”

The monthly $50

BrainStorm, Inc., American Fork

Employees are given $50 every month to make a difference in the lives of someone they come into contact with through work — a client, a colleague, a vendor — anyone who needs a little somethin’ somethin’ to brighten their day.

Spa Days

Entrata, Lehi

Entrata has an onsite relaxation center where employees can kick back and get a massage. It’s called En“spa”ta, which brings us writers at BusinessQ so much joy. #wordplay #workplay

Baby bucks

Domo, American Fork

Employees receive $1,000 for each newborn child ($2,000 for twins, yo!). And the ladies at Domo get a $2,000 maternity wardrobe makeover. Talk about a pay bump! #boom #babyboom

Stretch yourself

Younique, Lehi

Bend this way! Trainers wander around the halls of Younique offering 10-minute yoga sessions to employees.

The college try

Nu Skin, Provo

Want to further your education? Nu Skin will happily pay for it. Employees may be reimbursed for tuition, fees and books associated with undergraduate and graduate courses (as long as you earn a B- or higher).

Treat yo self

NUVI, Lehi

Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Every Tuesday, NUVI caters lunch for their crew. Plus, the fridges are stocked daily with endless drinks and delicious treats (both healthy and sweet).

Brush with success

Jane, Lehi

A barbershop in the office that offers free cuts for men and blow-outs and braids for ladies? Hair yes.

Good on you

InsideSales, Provo

InsideSales is 1 cool cookie. Their Do Good Foundation follows the 1-1-1 model, meaning they donate 1 percent of employee time, 1 percent of company revenue, and 1 percent of their product to worthy causes.

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