Unconventional Perks That Help Your Team Stick Around
For some companies, especially startups, it is difficult to find people that will stick around. Your run-of-the-mill benefits won’t cut it anymore. If you want to build a team that is loyal, hardworking, and will stick around through the thick and thin, read on to discover three unconventional perks that will make your team swoon!
Working can be hard work and it can literally burn you out. Your team is no different. Set up a room (not a break room) where your team can go to recharge. Google has one of the best examples of this. Their rooms have pool tables, video games, rest areas, and even a place for reflection and yoga.
Vacation Days with No Limit
I know this sounds crazy, but you would be surprised to learn that more and more companies are offering this very unconventional perk. This can drastically reduce the stress and guilt experienced by team members when they have to take a day off.
Bring Fido to Work
Pets create such positive balance and are a fabulous instrument to reduce stress. Allowing your team to bring their beloved pets to work will not only lift the spirits in the office, but your team will become more productive as well.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: RICA ELYSEE
I recently left my career as a Development Executive for a national organization dedicated to educating African American men and their families about prostate cancer. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Women Studies. I’ve served as the Development guru implementing the unique strategy of listening to donors at the outset to develop Nurses Care for Haitian Children and the Prescott Area Women’s Shelter. I’m the Co-Founder and CEO of BeautyLynk, Owner of Boston Naturals and Editorial Director for Amour Creole Magazine. I’ve serviced clients such as the International Association for Human Values, Athletic Kids Association in San Diego, and Nurses Care for Haitian Children.