Taiwan boss treats staff to two-week trip to Spain and Portugal

Taiwan boss treats staff to two-week trip to Spain and Portugal
PHOTO: Facebook/KK486

Could he be the best boss ever?

Chen Yan Chang, the owner of a popular online shopping store in Taiwan, is rewarding his staff with a two-week holiday in Spain and Portugal.

Their hard work has helped his company 486 E-Commerce, which specialises in webcasts of home appliances, rake in NT$900 million (S$41 million), an 18 per cent increase from the same period the year before, Chen said in a recent interview.

Photo: Facebook/KK486

So, his team will be jetting off for a well-deserved break from July 21 to Aug 4, he announced in a Facebook post on Monday (July 4).

Not only do they get to go on a vacation, they also get allowances during the trips, one of his staff revealed.

on Facebook

霸氣老闆犒賞員工!免費遊歐半個月 #藍編:太幸福了吧 (☍﹏⁰) 記者:黃淳璟 陳宜宜 報導 #員工旅遊 #歐洲 #霸氣

Posted by 東森新聞 on Monday, 3 July 2017

This is not the first time he has taken them to Europe. Last year, Chen holidayed in Italy with 30 employees, BC News reported.

Besides allowing his staff to take a breather from work, these trips also help to boost team morale, Chen said.

Following the Facebook post, some netizens commented: "If Taiwan had more enterprises like this, it would absolutely be able to retain talent."

on Facebook

【這公司上半年營收6億 老闆送員工去歐洲玩】 更多內容:http://goo.gl/sPzON5 如果每天只要上班7小時、公司還有大廚幫你料理晚餐、高級衛浴設備幫你提神醒腦、業績達標就能去歐洲玩兩週、你會不會對老闆「掏心掏肺」?這些給員工的好康,對486先生的粉絲團來說,都是小case啦 486團購 #陳延昶 #直播 #今周刊

Posted by 今周刊 on Monday, 5 September 2016

And if you think this is the only perk employees enjoy at 486 E-Commerce, you're wrong.

Seven-hour workdays, free dinners, and salary reviews every six months are some of the other staff benefits. Chen pays for their children's education too.

"I think that life is not only about making money. Health is important, so staff should not work overtime," Chen explained in an interview with Business Today Taiwan.

"When your workers are happy, they will take good care of your customers," he added.

From a firm with only two employees when it first started out in 2010, 486 E-Commerce now has a 630,000-strong online following on its Facebook page as well as exhibition centres in Taipei, Taichung, and Kaohsiung.

With his flourishing business, it seems that Chen's management style is working out well for him.

Now, where do we sign up for a position at his company?

minlee@sph.com.sg

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