Office perks are intended to keep employees happy and provide a more comfortable office environment that they actually want to spend time in. They also serve as a way for companies to show off their cool office vibes and amazing company culture, in hopes of recruiting and retaining young talent. In the past decade, perks such as in-office baristas, happy hours, nap pods, slides and, of course, the classic ping pong table have become common and a bit cliché. Although those things are great for posting pics on social media, at the end of the day, they are just things. There’s a greater opportunity to be more intentional and provide office perks with a purpose. Fast Company recently polled more than 100 directors and managers and found more than 70 percent of respondents say that their employees value experiences over things, or at least a combination of the two. Some examples of experiences as perks: Mattel gives employees paid time off for their kids’ school field...
- Employees increasingly value experiences over things.
- Be intentional with the office perks you provide.
- Volunteer events enhance company culture and increase employee retention and recruitment.