Complete Guide to Employee Appreciation

How do you build a strong company culture? Two simple words: Thank you.
Appreciation comes in many forms other than that little phrase, but expressing even the smallest form of appreciation to your team cannot be overstated. ePayPolicy has developed a culture of energized teamwork and productive growth. Our focus remains on our clients but it’s imperative to build a strong foundation at the core of our company.


For us, it starts at the top. Our co-founders Todd and Milan are motivated, interactive, and always seek better relationships with the team. These genuine actions promote a positive environment where the team can grow and develop.

After this leadership develops a driven mentality in their employees, they act on it. If you’re constantly asking “How can I encourage?” people will thrive because of you. Setting and achieving goals doesn’t always have to come from management, sometimes it’s inspired by management. 

People aren’t strictly motivated by raises or bonuses anymore. We are motivated by the chance to grow, to move up and take on more responsibility. ePayPolicy utilizes this by providing more autonomy to team members as a subtle but meaningful form of appreciation. Just imagine how wonderful it would feel to hear, “You’ve done a great job and we’ve noticed. We’ll let you take it from here.”

We’re sure you’ve heard the phrase “Happy Wife, Happy Life.” The same could be said in the corporate world. When people are excited to come to work, motivated by their peers and opportunities, they produce better results. 

Simplicity is best. So thank you, ePayPolicy team – for supporting, teaching, loving, inspiring, and collaborating so well with each other


P.S. – Small gifts are an easy win for clients and employees to feel appreciated. And we all love stickers! To get the very best laptop stickers we suggest Sticker mule. We love working with them and they’ve always delivered quality content in a great time!

Putting Community First! with Mobile Loaves & Fishes

We had the privilege and opportunity for our entire office to volunteer at Community First! Village. A staple of Mobile Loaves and Fishes, this planned community on 51 acres provides affordable and permanent housing for the disabled, chronically homeless in Central Texas. Chronic homelessness is considered anyone who has been without a home and on the streets for over a year and since 2015, Community First! Village has helped over 250 homeless men and women and moved them into a supportive community and home. For almost 15 years now this transformative program has become the largest community-based model in the country. During our time there it was very evident that community plays a huge part in the success of their residents which in turn helps build the community. As we talked with Charlie, our project manager, he shared that all of the residents feel a huge sense of ownership of the community, and take pride in maintaining it and working hard to continue the success and growth of it. For many of the residents, homelessness occurred after a significant and unforeseen life event occurred but fortunately, this community helps them get back on their feet in a dignified way by providing them with all the resources and skills they need. “Housing will never solve homelessness, but the community will.” -Amber Fogarty, President & Chief Goodness Officer of Mobile Loaves & Fishes “We love this city and the community in it so of course, we want nothing more than to give back to it! We love what Community First! and Mobile Loaves & Fishes stand for and all that they are doing to help people. We look forward to volunteering again very soon.” -Todd Sorrel (Co-Founder of ePayPolicy) For more information on how you can volunteer or how you can give, visit mlf.org/ways-to-give/.

The Future Generation Of FinTech

We had the pleasure of working with a group of students from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas during their recent fall semester as part of their Financial Technology (FinTech) Practicum Course. The undergraduate students were provided with a hands-on learning opportunity working with local Fintech companies in Austin that are driven by Ernst & Young. The purpose of the program was for the students to provide problem-solving solutions for the current and future needs of the company they selected. At the conclusion of the semester, the students presented their findings and provided actionable steps for implementation. The students were not the only ones who benefitted from this, however. ePayPolicy also received insights on a variety of topics such as Google’s latest SEO algorithm, a complete chatbot analysis across the industry, and a detailed market research report on areas and verticals to explore / expand in 2020. When the students weren’t working on these projects they were helping with small tasks around the office and finding solutions for minor problems affecting the ePayPolicy team. Working with these students was an amazing opportunity and we were humbled to be selected by them and EY. We look forward to continuing to contribute to this program in the months to come and appreciate the effort given from the future generation of FinTech.

A New Type of Giving This Season

Not your average haircut 

As we approach the season of giving you may be wondering what you can do to help someone in need, but a haircut may not come to mind for most of us. Last week, our sales trainer, Keith Langtry, went in for a haircut, but this time his hair wouldn’t just be swept up and thrown away. Instead, his hair would be sent to Children With Hair Loss in South Rockwood, Michigan, and assembled into a wig for a child with hair loss.

What is CWHL?

CWHL or Children With Hair Loss is a non-profit organization that provides human hair replacements to children and young adults facing medically-related hair loss at no cost to them. Currently, CWHL has provided a customized human hair replacement and care kit to over 300 children a year with their mission being, “covering young heads to heal young hearts”. What may be “just hair” to us may be something more than cosmetic for a child with hair loss.
CWHL before and after

Credit: Monroe County Chamber of Commerce

Other ways to help

Did you know that human hair replacement system and hair care kit can cost a family of a child with hair loss up to $5,000 a year? If you are not able to donate your hair, you can still help out by making a monetary donation to CWHL.
CWHL Donation

Eric and Keith both donated their long locks of hair to Children With Hair Loss (CWHL).

Looking for other organizations to donate your hair too?

Here is some info on other hair donation charities that you might find helpful:
Which organization should I donate my hair to?

Credit: Business Insider

How to donate to Children With Hair Loss

If you or someone you know is interested in donating to CWHL, check out this quick video for a walk-through tutorial!