Companies are now introducing innovative ways to help their workforce focus. Wildly unconventional benefits and perks have surfaced over the last few years, with research estimating that increasing happiness can boost productivity by around 12 per cent.
We’ve compiled some of the best company benefits as well as some of the quirkiest perks. Anyone fancy a game of golf in between meetings?
Receiving £5,000 for simply being hired is great, but after three years it’s unlikely that the money will still be in your pocket — company benefits are a bit more long-term and are designed to keep staff motivated to remain at the company.
Retailers of motability vehicles, Lookers, provides employees with a full year of maternity pay for individuals who have been with the company for more than twelve months at the time of birth. Data shows that children’s cognitive development is improved when parents can stay home — either part or full time — in the first year of life. Clearly, this is a hugely beneficial scheme for mums and their babies and takes the pressure off returning to work so that the focus can be on your new family.
Travel fare giant Skyscanner provides a global discount to the meditation and sleep app Headspace. Employees are also encouraged to get involved with Skyscanner’s on-site mindfulness course and their Make Time Wednesday’s prohibit any meetings from being scheduled. By offering opportunities for rest and relaxation, companies are motivating their employees and reaping the benefits of a less stressful work environment.
Climbing the career ladder is associated with added benefits and a higher salary — who doesn’t want a new car and more cash to go on holiday with? Knowing that your job has an opportunity for progression and leadership development is an undeniable motivation in getting you to work hard…