The 10 Best Workplace Incentives

Posted on Aug 23 2016 - 2:00pm by Editorial Staff

As recruiting grows more competitive, companies are stepping up their game to attract top talent. And they’re not just resorting to fat paychecks. Big name brands are rolling out the red carpet on impressive incentives like:

  • Flexible scheduling. Some companies have stopped tracking employees’ hours, sending the message that results are more important than time clocks.
  • Corporate outings. Whether it’s a backyard barbecue or an exotic vacation, workers have more time out of the office to unwind.
  • Mental healthcare. Half of Americans will have a mental health crisis. By providing counselors and learning tools, companies help workers cope while maintaining steady employment.
  • From music to game rooms to puppy play days, brands are helping employees recharge without ever leaving the office.
  • Working parents often miss kids’ activities and spend thousands on daycare. On-site childcare and time off for school events give working parents the best of both worlds.
  • Paid time off. With the average family vacation costing nearly five grand, it’s no wonder people have stopped vacationing. To prevent burnout, employers are actually paying for their workers’ trips.
  • Free food integrates mealtimes into the workday instead of making them interruptions. As an added bonus, dining areas serve as a great site for internal networking.
  • Gifts and services. These freebies could be as simple as a Starbucks gift card or as generous as concierge services.
  • Health programs. It’s hard to be healthy when you sit at a desk all day. Workplaces are offering better healthcare coverage and even paid gym time to help employees stay in shape.
  • Remote work. Over one third of workers would rather work from home than get a raise. Employers who let them do just that are spending less money on real estate in turn.

Check out the graphic here to see which big name brands are offering these workplace perks.

The 10 Best Workplace Incentives

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