indicated flexible work arrangements as the #1 benefit they’d love to have at work
(awards, cash prizes, company trips)
Acting on employee feedback
Flexible working and the option to work from home
Increase in basic salary
financial Benefits during long term illness or injury
Ability to buy and sell holiday
Money off vouchers
A pension that pays a decent living wage in retirement
More annual leave
Additional money i.e. help with travel to work or house buying
Health related benefits i.e. health insurance
All of these benefits look extremely attractive, especially to the new college graduate looking for an easy transition from school to work—and bragging rights.
Employees not using the service feel as though they are subsidizing employees who have young children, often leading to resentment.
A 2010 study shows that only 28% of employees who have access to an on-site gym or fitness centre actually use it.
are well and good, but they don’t help people engage
A visually pleasing environment
An organization with a mission or purpose aligned with their values
Availability of food throughout the day
Lounges where they can get away or have time to themselves
The same can be true of unlimited vacation time. It can be a good thing, by demonstrating that a company trusts its employees to make wise decisions. But it all depends on the norms and expectations in the work force.
Benefits are not being offered out of largess. It’s done because organizations want employees to work 24/7. If you never have to leave to get your dry cleaning, to go to the gym, to eat or even go to bed, you can work all the time.
There is an in-office slide, bowling alley, volleyball pit and free haircuts and laundry facilities
Exclusive Threadless IPA Pale Ale always available in the staff kitchen
Luggage parties where 4 employees names are picked out of a hat and they are taken on an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas
Midday surfing and yoga is encouraged (the reception desk even posts daily surf reports)
There is an on-site shopping mall for the exclusive use of staff
Employees are allowed to bring their pets to work, regularly go sailing and have themed ‘formal Fridays’
Free housecleaning twice a month (nearly half of their 250 employees are taking advantage)
Massages and Manicures once a week Research suggests even a five-minute massage can seriously reduce stress
in weekly manicure costs alone.
Laundry Services every Monday morning