Here’s what some firms are reportedly offering their employees:
Before you hand in your notice and start frantically applying for a role at one of these companies, think about what is most important to you. Perhaps you’d like more flexible work hours or a healthcare plan. Maybe company socials are your thing and you’d like to have more onsite activities or employee outings. Or you might like the idea of discounts, bonuses or healthcare schemes.
It might be worth sharing these thoughts with your employer. There’s every chance that they’ll say no, but maybe they’re looking for an innovative way to boost morale and retain staff, or to reduce sickness absence. You could even start small, for example requesting free bacon sandwiches on Fridays, or an end-of-month happy hour at the local pub.
If you are convinced that you’ll never get any benefits in your current role and you’ve got your heart set on a particular perk, it might be worth looking for a new role at a more employee-focused firm. Just don’t allow yourself to be blindsided by benefits and end up in a job you hate for the sake of a free annual film or an extra moving day!