Businesses that offer employee perks help their workers create work-life balance, learn career skills, and take control of their schedules. We explain why employees value their perks, as well as the importance of flexible scheduling and professional development.
Employee perks are one of the most important practices a company can implement.
Whether those perks come in the form of a free snack bar, the option to work from home, company retreats, or reduced-rate evening classes, employee perks show workers that businesses care about their wellbeing.
Lately, companies like REI, Salesforce, Twitter, and Evernote(link is external) have made headlines for offering perks like paid volunteer time, free cooking classes, and three catered meals a day. However, businesses with fewer resources can still offer budget-friendly employee perks that make a big impact.
We surveyed 507 full-time employees and found that perks increase workers’ efficiency, decrease turnover, and improve company culture overall. Companies of all sizes should look into ways that they can support their employees both inside and outside of work.
- Over two-fifths (42%) of full-time employees have no employee perks at all.
- More than half (53%) of those who do have employee perks say that those perks give them a better quality of life, meaning that employees value their perks.
- Nearly a third (32%) of employees have flexible hours, and 41% of those with perks say that flexible hours are the most important perk they receive, suggesting that flexible scheduling is a top employee priority.
- Over 25% of full-time employees have paid professional development.
- Over 66% of employees who receive perks are satisfied with them.
Make sure your employees are taking advantage of their free travel and entertainment perk! Contact your Client Services rep to receive your assets that’ll help spread the word.