The number one thing people talk about when discussing employers and employees, is money. How well do they pay? Are you earning your worth? When is the last time you got a raise?
More and more, we are seeing employers take up the trend of “great benefits.” Employees, more than ever before, or interested in more than just a fair salary – benefits are real sticking point. For some job seekers, a lower salary with better benefits is a better deal overall.
In the following handy dandy chart, I have compiled some interesting data from employers who are playing “the benefits game.” Of those below, I’d be interested in the ‘Improv classes,’ housekeeping services,’ and the ‘Kindle Cash’ though I would ask for it in ‘Audible credits.’
Are there any benefits you wish your employer offered? Red Swingline Staplers?
|Ski passes for employees and their families||Chatbooks. Utah-based photo book company||For skiing at Sundance Ski Resort, because people in Utah like to ski.|
|Free Kindle and $30 per month for books||Twilio. A cloud communications platform||For workers who build and present a Twilio app|
|Improv classes||To encourage employee creativity|
|Housekeeping services||MATI Energy. Energy drink company||Monthly reimbursement to pay for housekeeping services|
|Every other Friday off||World Wildlife Fund||Call them “Panda Fridays”|
|$4,000 in ‘Baby Cash’||For employees when they have a baby – to help pay for baby stuff|
|Twice-daily group meditation sessions||Headspace. Meditation app||Meditation in the business environment is a growing trend.|
|$1,200 per year to pay student loans||Price Waterhouse Cooper||For up to six years|
|50 percent of deceased employee’s salary for surviving partner for 10 years||Offered to spouse or partner|
|Travel money||Airbnb||$2,000 per year to travel and stay in an Airbnb. $1,500 per year for travel|