The Truth About Company Perks

Sean Dailey, Ytel |  

Gone are the days where benefits are summed up with 401k, PTO, medical, dental and vision coverage. There is a competitive advantage for the companies that understand this and offer unique perks or benefits for their employees. Not only can this lead to attracting top talent, it will also help retain your rock star employees. Work life balance, health, and company benefits are at the top of your employee’s minds. Below are some perks that go a long way in showing genuine appreciation for your employees.
The Truth About Company Perks

Gone are the days where benefits are summed up with 401k, PTO, medical, dental and vision coverage. There is a competitive advantage for the companies that understand this and offer unique perks or benefits for their employees. Not only can this lead to attracting top talent, it will also help retain your rock star employees. Work life balance, health, and company benefits are at the top of your employee’s minds. Below are some perks that go a long way in showing genuine appreciation for your employees.

The Truth About Company Perks

Show them their family matters


People want work life balance because their families matter to them. As an employer, your team's families should matter to you as well. Provide a playroom for visiting children, or even a day care if your company is big enough. You could offer extended maternity leave or provide paternity, allowing employees to spend more time with their families. Even something like a flex schedule option will have a positive effect on employee morale.


Provide a unique experience


Everyone wants to work for that “cool” company; the one with an amazing office space that looks more like a hang out spot or the one that lets their employees choose their tech to keep up on the latest trends. Allowing employees to bring their pets to the office (if potty trained, of course!) is another way to make every day unique and fun. 


Promote healthiness


Now more than ever, people are eating healthier and trying to stay active. Why not help your team along the way? An easy way to start this is by providing healthy snack options in the office. You can take it a step further by providing your employees with gym passes or access to an on-site fitness center. Encourage your employees to go out and be active by planning company hikes and softball games!


Snacks, treats, and more


Having a fully stocked kitchen for your team to fuel up throughout the day will be greatly appreciated. Provide healthy snack options also, to encourage a healthier lifestyle for your team. If you want to really impress your employees, provide daily lunches!


Errand assistance


Trying to fit little errands into a busy schedule can be frustrating when working full-time, having kids, and balancing various other commitments. By providing additional perks like car washes, dry cleaning,  and house cleaning services for your employees, you make their days a bit less stressful.


While some of these may not be perks your business can offer right away, they're great ideas to keep for the future as your company expands. A company's success begins with its team, so make yours feel valued and appreciated every chance you get! 

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Sean Dailey, Ytel

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Sean leads the People, Culture, and Partnership efforts at Ytel. After almost 5 years of agency recruiting, Sean decided to move into an internal recruiting role, where he could have more of a direct effect on growth and people’s lives That’s when he met Ytel and the rest is history. Sean is a huge believer in culture, and puts an emphasis on people and building relationships.


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