If you want the best and brightest workers, your company needs to have the goods to attract (and retain) them. These companies do.
The folks at BrazenCareerist.com compiled a list of some of the most attractive outside-the-box perks companies are offering these days.
The problem: Most companies could only dream of offering many of the perks mentioned.
But we picked out the ones that are well within the realm of possibility:
- The Container Store gives its drivers $5,000 if they make it 10 years without an infraction.
- Qwiki, an online start-up, helps its employees with their commutes by buying them a bike or paying for their gas.
- Biotech company Amgen offers employees 16 paid holidays a year.
- American Century Investments offers to cover $10,000 worth of employees’ adoption expenses and fertility treatments per year.
- Amgen, a biotechnology company, offers on-campus Lamaze, breastfeeding classes and lactation rooms for mothers.
- Google reimburses moms up to $500 for takeout meals during the first three months after their children are born.
- S.C. Johnson gives its retirees lifetime memberships to its fitness center.
- Outfitter Patogonia gives two weeks of paid leave to employees that they can use to volunteer for a green non-profit organization.
- Steel processor Worthington Industries offers $4 haircuts (don’t worry, they’re picking up the majority of the tab from a reputable salon, not just hiring a butcher on the cheap).
- Genentech, another biotechnology company, sends ergonomics specialists to employees’ desks to examine their work environments and make sure they’re comfortable.