Who doesn’t like free gifts and discounted purchase as part of the staff perks? I am currently looking for a co-founder to kick start a staff engagement platform targeting hotels and SMEs in Hong Kong. Quokka - symbols for happiness – is looking to build a $200m business in 2 years, focusing on building a platform with features such as “Happy rating” indicator for bosses to manage their employees, and functions such as “Happy booster” – discharging perks to employees if morale is too low. When achieving certain ratings, the company as a whole could unlock more perks which could be shared among employees. The idea is to help bosses to create a happy working environment for staff.
The platform would be a freemium web app and there will be a mix of free perks and paid-packages available for bosses to choose from. We will instil the culture of recognition and encourage peers and management to give out badges for great performance on tasks, which in turns unlock the individual and department perks when certain level is reached. We will target on 3 key areas for perks including “Wellness, Lifestyles and Dining” to start with.
Employees’ perks are often perceived as “nice to have”. This is not the case anymore if the business is going to grow and expand. As the first step, we would target on service-oriented industries such as hotel chain, retails and SMEs.