February 17, 2017

Infographic: Flexing Customer Muscles

Author : Dana Pezzin

Schaaf-PartnerCentric is proud of our customers and the work we do to “beef up” their programs! If you’ve ever had any doubt about what we can do for YOUR program, allow us to squash them with these killer results for one of our fitness competition clients…

 




February 09, 2017

Home Sweet Office

Author : Dana Pezzin

The year is 2017 and the days of punching your card in the wee hours of the morning, stiff polyester pantsuits, and distracting office chatter are nearing their long-awaited end! If you’re still sitting in a squeaky swivel chair under those migraine-inducing fluorescent lights, I have good news for you! Today, businesses big and small are offering part AND full-time remote career opportunities; Schaaf-PartnerCentric is one of them!  We are in great company with over 47,000 reputable enterprises such as Amazon, UnitedHealth Group, American Express and Adobe just to name a few.

In 2016, Global Workplace Analytics reported that 50% of the US workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least partial telework and approximately 20-25% of the workforce teleworks at some frequency. Still a little skeptical? Well whether you’re an employer or an employee, its definitely an option you should consider! Allow me and the rest of the SPC family to to share why working remotely has its perks!

“From a business perspective, having a virtual work environment breaks down the geographical boundaries when trying to tap into a certain talent pool. The cost savings is also a significant benefit where the savings realized by not having an office allows us to spoil our employees with added incentives such as great health and fitness allowances and company retreats. From a personal perspective, the biggest benefit of working from home is the opportunity it gives me to ride bikes with my kids to and from school and the flexibility to regularly volunteer in their classrooms. It takes away from some of that “working mom guilt” I oftentimes feel. ” – Julie Ávila, VP of Client Services

“I love working from home because my dog thinks I love hanging out with him all the time and I was able to trade in my Prius for a truck!” – Daniel Bryant, Affiliate Program Manager

“I currently work from two places in my house; my kitchen and my home office. The kitchen has wonderful natural light shining through our windows, and fresh-brewed coffee just steps away from my work table. When I need a quick bite to eat, my (usually-stocked) refrigerator is close by. To motivate me, I have a beautiful photo of my husband, daughter and I that is hung just above my work table. My home office is a cozy space upstairs with plenty of natural light. My desk has a great window that gives me a great view of the sky and tree tops.  I love working remotely because it allows me to keep my work life within the context of my home life which leads to better work-life balance for me. Working remotely also affords me the ability to avoid morning and afternoon commutes, and allows me to have complete control over my work environment, both of which lead to increased productivity. Lastly, I love working remotely because now I am able to travel for family visits for extended periods of time without interrupting my work schedule!” – Veronica Brown, Senior Affiliate Program Manager

“I’ve been working remote for a little over a year now. I love controlling my own environment: the natural light, the office temperature, and eating from home. My ‘office colleagues’ are much more cuddly than the previous ones and force me to step away from the compute and go outside for walks. Working from home removes the daily stressors of getting dressed, meal-planning, and a commute and allows me to redirect that time into a healthier work/life balance.”  – Jessica Griffin, Senior Sales & Marketing Specialist

“One of the joys of working from home is how you can easily customize your work space to fit your own unique needs! I was tired of sitting, so I recently created my own version of a standing desk. Now I break up my days between standing and then doing a little lounging on my sofa with my laptop. My hips and shoulders are much happier for it!” – Kristine Kirschke, Affiliate Program Manager/Team Lead, REACH

“Today’s workspace is a local Colorado coffee shop/bookstore.  The glorious thing about working remotely is the option to work in an environment that works best for your efficiency and creative process.  I have always been a lover of books and find the endless aisles of books to be fascinating and peak my curiosity! This allows me to focus singularly and have an outlet, when required.” – Tiffany Koptish, Affiliate Account Manager

“I love working in my little corner because whenever I am feeling stuck or un-inspired, I can look over at this collection of art from friends and from my travels. I also love my giant PaperSource calendar (featuring narwhals for February) because once a month is over, you can rip it off and use the template on the back to cut it into a new paper product. Also, LaCroix all day is a must.” – Kelsey Aschenbeck, Graphic Designer

“I enjoy working from home because it allows me to be comfortable and therefore more productive and creative in my own personal space without having to worry about commuting or typical office interruptions.” – Samantha Meneses, Associate Account Manager

“Having worked in a full-time workplace environment in the past, before joining the SPC family and working remotely, I feel so spoiled in my current position.  The truth is, I don’t believe anyone should have to choose between their career and their personal life on a day-to-day basis.  I love what I do and who I work with, and get more done than ever before! These days, the ‘office’ I work in is my living room filled with pictures of the people I love… the view is the flowers my sweetheart bought me on the coffee table… the noise around isn’t the incessant ringing of office phones, but rather my James Taylor vinyl playing on the record player… and I’ve traded in my Stilletos for my Nike’s (though I still break ’em out on Friday nights!) so my sweet little pup, Bear, and I can go on walks at lunch time! ” – Dana Pezzin, Marketing Coordinator

“I love working at the beautiful desk my husband made me and enjoy being able to spend time with my girls and drop them off at school without worrying if I am going to make it to work on time.” – Erinn Groh, Affiliate Program Manager

We hope you’ve felt “home sweet home” with us as we’ve shared with you about our remote workplaces! If you’re looking for the opportunity to jump into the remote career pool, have a look at the positions we’re currently hiring for here! We look forward to hearing from you!




February 01, 2017

Valentines Day Deals

Author : Dana Pezzin

February 14th is right around the corner and whether you’re planning a romantic date night or sending out invitations for your “I Hate Valentines Day” party, we have the deals you’ll want to take advantage of this season of love!

 Journelle Deal: 10% off orders at Journelle (excludes Hanky Panky brand). Use code: tenoff Dates: Ongoing Network: Impact Radius, PepperJam

 South Moon Under

Deal: Valentine’s Day Gift Guide + Free Shipping over $100

Dates: 1/23-2/14

Network: Impact Radius and CJ

 Eyeconic

Deal: 15% Off Contact Lenses at Eyeconic! Use code: CONTACTS15 

Dates: 2/1-2/28

Network: CJ

 Handy

Deal: 50% Off First Cleaning in US but DC! Use code: FIRST50OFF

Dates: Ongoing

Network: Impact Radius

 VILLA

Deal: Free Shipping over $50

Dates: Ongoing

Network: PepperJam

 Shoebacca

Deal: Free Shipping on All Orders

Dates: Ongoing

Network: Impact Radius and CJ

 Pelican Water

Deal: Love Your Water! Take 10% Off Whole House Water Systems and 20% Off Drinking & Shower Filters

Dates: 2/1-2/14

Network: Impact Radius and ShareASale

 VenueKings.com Deal: $14 Off ticket orders $200+ ! Use code: LOVE4VK Dates: 2/1/17 – 2/14/17 Network: Linkshare

 Tyent Water Deal: 30% OFF Tyent’s Award Winning Water Ionizers + FREE Gifts! Use code: LoveTyent Dates: 2/1/17 – 2/14/17 Network: ShareASale

 Light in the Box Deal: $7 off deals of $65 of more! Use code: V7LITB65 Dates: 2/1/17 – 2/14/17 Network: Impact Radius, CJ

 Aquasana 

Deal: Save on Healthy Valentine’s Day Gifts + Continue your New Years Resolution to Get Healthy! Save 50% Off Whole House Water Filters at Aquasana! Coupon Code available in LinkShare.

Dates: 2/1/17 – 3/31/17

Network: LinkShare

 Checks-SuperStore.com

Deal: Save 20% off Computer Checks at Checks SuperStore! Use Code: COMPUTER20; Save 20% off Designer Checks at Checks SuperStore! Use Code: DESIGNER20; Save $2 off Designer Checks at Checks SuperStore! Use Code: 2OFFDESIGNER; Discount Checks starting at only $2.99 at Checks Superstore. Shop Now!

Dates: 2/1/17 –  2/28/17

Network: CJ & SAS

 MiniInTheBox.com 

Deal: Save $5 OFF $45+. Use code: V5MITB45; Valentine Jewelry & Watch Sale! Save $4 OFF $36. Use code: ACC4MITB

Dates: 2/1/17 – 2/14/17

Network: CJ, IF, SAS, AW, Commission Factory, Webgains, TradeDoubler, NetAffiliation

 Spartan Race 

Deal: Become a Spartan Obstacle Specialist! Save $25; Save 10% off and $10 off any upcoming Reebok Spartan Race (US races only)! Coupon Codes available in IR. Dates: 2/1/17 – 2/28/17 Network: Impact Radius

 Super Cheap Signs 

Deal: Save 10% off on Customer Posters! Use Code: POSTERS10; Save $10 off Lapel Sticker – Available for Quantity of 1000 or more. Use Code: LAPEL10; Save 10% off on 24″X32″ Aluminum Signs. Use Code: ALUM10; Save $5 Off your next Spinner Sign order – Use Code: SPINNER5

Dates: Ongoing

Network: Affiliate Window

 Strideline.com 

Deal: Looking for a Fun Valentine’s Day Gift? Check out Strideline’s Novelty Socks + NCAA socks and more! Enjoy FREE STANDARD SHIPPING on any orders of $20 or more at Strideline! Discount auto-applied at checkout, No code needed. Valid for US customers only; Enjoy FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING on any 4 pairs or more at Strideline! Discount auto-applied at checkout, No code needed. Valid for US customers only; World’s Premier Custom Socks at Strideline! No code needed. Get Your Free Design Now

Dates: Ongoing

Network: Affiliate Window