ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Many businesses are looking for new and creative ways to keep their workers motivated in the midst of cost cutting and downsizing. But a local small business has found a way to keep morale high in good times and bad... And it involves a healthy mix of work and play.
A workout room.. games.. and a comfortable setting are a few pf the constants of every workday at Fat Wallet in Rockton. Fun has always been a key part of the bargain hunting web company's fundamentals for growth and success.
The perks allow Fat Wallet's 52 employees to blow off steam ... a move which has helped spur creativity and increase productivity. Company leaders say the less stress in employees lives the better they are at their job.
The most important ingredient in keeping morale high is to have an environment where employees feel good about coming to work.
"There's a considerable investment when your talking about hiring highly skilled employees so you want to make sure you do it right and that person fits into your core values and expectations you are expecting in your employees. If you are going to invest that much time in doing that you want to make sure they stay around for a long time."