EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT EXAMPLE: V.I.P. Mortgages' Employee Retention Strategy Shoots Straight from the Heart

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, September 25, 2012 —
In today’s recession, retaining productive employees has its tricks.

And while bigger companies can dangle in employees’ faces perks like free healthcare or beer and game rooms featuring ping-pong and foosball or Xbox, V.I.P. Mortgage – www.vipmtginc.com – takes aim closer to the heart, genuinely hoping to make employees’ passions and lives feel more valued and supported.


Just last month, a New Mexico employee biked 150+ miles to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis, and Corporate donated $1,000 to his fundraising efforts.

In Colorado Springs, employees recently raised more than $1,800 to support Juvenile Diabetes research in support of an employee’s son. Corporate pledged $1,000 of this.

Last spring, the Colorado Springs’ branch hosted a Support Our Troops drive and was backed by Corporate’s sponsorship of custom t-shirts to hand out to donators.

Corporate also matched donations raised throughout the company to help rebuild an employee’s Texas neighborhood destroyed by wildfires in July 2011.

And, after losing her hair while battling cancer, the company’s founders led the way in shaving their heads, along with a dozen or so fellow colleagues, to show their support.

In five short years, V.I.P. has grown from two to more than 200 people and company culture has been a key in solidifying employees as a family.

By supporting employees’ not only within the work arena, but in their other endeavors, one begins to feel part of the bigger picture, which leads to company loyalty and retention.

About V.I.P. Mortgage, Inc.
V.I.P. is a mid-size mortgage bank committed to restoring the reputation of the mortgage industry. With nearly 40 years combined experience, V.I.P.’s principals offer a ‘hands-on’ approach that cultivates a family culture enveloped in entrepreneurial spirit. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Jay Barbour founded V.I.P. in 2006 amidst the collapse of the housing industry. With licenses in AZ, CA, CO, MI, NE, NM, TX, UT, WA, and WI, the Company has grown to employ 212 people in 14 branches nationwide. Each retail branch relies on corporate for in-house underwriting, funding and processing. As both the mortgage banker and broker, V.I.P.’s fully transparent origination platform ensures all loans succeed. Visit our web site at: www.vipmtginc.com