From free food to a day off for your birthday everyone enjoys a company that comes with benefits. But some employers go beyond pensions, healthcare or company cars to attract new talent, according to a report.
More than a third of employees admit perks and benefits are amongst their top consideration before accepting a new job, according to a survey of more than 1,000 people by Glassdoor, a recruiting website.
The best perks being offered by companies included an all expenses paid holiday for the whole staff from TransferWise, a £5,000 joining bonus offered by Huddle a software firm and a $2,000 (£1,413) travel allowance from Airbnb.
Joe Wiggins, Glassdoor career trends analyst said perks might “get people in the door” but when it comes to what keeps employee satisfied at their job it’s a different story.
Economic research, culture and values, career opportunities and senior leadership are the most important factors in cultivating employee satisfaction, according to Glassdoor economic research.
“While benefits and perks are a great way to get employees interested in a company, they’re not among the leading factors that keep employees satisfied on the job long-term,“ Wiggins said.
These are the 20 best perks and benefits offered by UK employers, according to Glassdoor.
The software company gives employees a £5,000 joining bonus called a 'Huddle Cuddle', as well as a gift worth £500 every year.
The firm takes all staff members away on annual, all-expenses-paid company holidays.
Airbnb offers staff employees $2,000 (£1,413) to travel and see the world.
Skyscanner, a website which enables people to find comparisons for flight, hotel and car hire, has negotiated employee discounts at the local pub and beauty salon.
5. The Body Shop
The company pays staff for five volunteering days per year.
6. Peninsula Business Services
The HR, employment law and health and safety consultancy lays on a Christmas party for employees' children.
7. AutoTrader UK
AutoTrader UK has a wine club, giving employees discounted wine delivered to their door every month.
8. Jive Software
The company offers staff free food including Bacon Thursday and Hot Food Friday, healthy snacks, free drinks including soft drinks, beers on tap and coffee.
9. Opus Professional Services
Opus Professional Services has a villa in Italy that employees can use free of charge whenever they want.
The firm offers unlimited holiday time and unmonitored flexitime, allowing staff to take the time off that they need.
11. CA Technologies
CA Technologies helps parents out with an on-site Montessori daycare facility.
The company offers employees an extra day off for their birthday
13. Allen & Overy
Allen & Overy provides a GP and dentist on-site, helping to keep employees' health in tip-top condition.
14. Pentland Brands
Pentland Brands provides an on-site swimming pool, gym, tennis court and football pitch.
15. ARM Holdings
ARM Holdings offers employees a 4-week sabbatical for every 4 years of service.
Staff benefit from a 40 per cent discount on website purchases.
17. Swinton Insurance
The insurance company gives employees an additional day's holiday for Christmas shopping.
The tech giant provides employees with free food while they are at work, with a range of different cuisines on offer.
Jagex, UK’s largest independent developer and publisher of online games offers staff free bicycle repairs at the office, encouraging them to cycle to work and keep fit.
20. Holiday Extras
The company hires out a cinema every year and offers a free film showing to all employees and their families.
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