Keeping workers happy is proving to be big business with bosses, with more and more companies introducing unique benefits and perks to set themselves out from the crowd. More than three quarters of British businesses are set to invest in future benefits as it’s revealed that 34% of employees believe perks are the most important factor when applying for a job.
While many firms are combatting the need to satisfy their workforce with perks such as travel card loans, bike-to-work schemes or casual Fridays, Glassdoor has compiled a list of the unique ways some companies are standing out in the crowd.
- Hotjar provides employees with €4,000 (£3474) to build their own office space at home.
- TransferWise has a built-in office sauna for all employees to use.
- BrewDog offers employees ‘paid puppy leave’, a week of paid holiday to help their dogs settle in.
- Winton Capital Management employs a “Food Evangelist” to make sure everyone has advice on the best food to suit their needs.
- co.uk moved all their staff to a renovated castle with a built-in Star Wars-themed cinema room.
- VisitBritain employees receive free West End theatre tickets through partners and the organisation facilitates regular trips to some of the best new attractions or events across Britain.
- JustEat gives employees free food and drink every Friday with a resident DJ spinning the decks so that they can dance the evening away at the office.
- Cloudreach takes all employees on ‘secret holidays’ across Europe and North America to have fun and look at the year ahead.
- Buzzfeed UK gets some of the best British musical talent to the office every Thursday to perform for employees.
- Expedia UK supplies employees with a ‘Wellness Allowance’ of anything between £400-£1,200 to spend on fitness related items of their choice such as running shoes, gym memberships, sports clubs etc.
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