Perks in the workplace

A perk can be anything you offer your employees that has a value to their work and private life. Standard examples of this are fresh fruit, free tea and coffee, discounted gyms (please see our non-exhaustive list at the end)

So, why should you consider implementing these as an employer?

You should consider perks as they help to attract and retain the best talent in your industry, but don’t just take our word for this. According to research conducted by Page Group, 78% of Britons are more likely to apply for job advert that mentions the benefits in the offer.

Generally when it comes to considering similar job offers with similar salaries, the candidate look beyond the pay packet to the added extras. Some ways in which they can do this are through company websites, external employer rating websites such as Glassdoor, or by looking at employee’s social media accounts. So by having Perks and showing your company culture you can encourage the applications to come your way!

So by placing your perks and benefit offering at the heart of your company you can ensure you are best placed to get the staff you want!

If you want to know more please speak with a BuBul specialist to get to know more about which perks suit your company.

A list of potential perks you could offer are:

  • Free tea and coffee
  • Free parking
  • Flexible working hours
  • working from home
  • free fruit
  • free breakfast or lunch
  • unlimited paid holiday
  • company car or subsidised all free transport
  • workplace savings
  • higher or further education
  • professional qualifications or membership
  • cycle to work
  • workplace loan
  • share schemes

If you have an accountant, they should be your first stop for business advice. If you don’t have an accountant or they can’t help, BuBul has a wide range of experts available. For more advice, contact our expert* George on LinkedIn.

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