Examples of Unique Workplace Incentives

Today’s economic volatility has called for many companies to think outside the box when it comes to workplace benefits and employee perks. It’s becoming more common for employers to offer unusual, yet enticing incentives to attract young and innovative talent. From 70,000 square foot fitness centers to paid paternity leave (yes, paternity leave!), job seekers have a bevy of options to sway their final decisions. Maybe your company can take a tip or two from the amazing job perks we’ve listed below.

Concierge & Comfort

  • SC Johnson & Son knows how to eliminate a little stress. They provide a concierge service to pick up employee groceries, take cars for an oil change and even stand in line for those coveted concert tickets.

  • According to the Huffington Post, staffing firm Akraya offers house-cleaning services for employees every 2 weeks.

Health & Wellness

  • At Clif Bar, take 2 and ½ paid hours to work on your body & health inside the company’s gym.

  • Thinking about Botox? Chesapeake Energy has an onsite dermatology clinic for employee use.

Just Plain Amazing

  • Time Magazine spotlighted JM Family Enterprises for one of their out-of-this-world perks: employee use of the company’s fleet of yachts!

  • MSN Careers reported that employees at Odin Technology have something to look forward to when the entire company takes a trip to Vail, Colorado to ski the slopes each January.

If you’re looking for increased productivity, improved morale or even a smaller bottom line due to lowered healthcare costs, considering the addition of unique workplace perks may be just the thing your company needs.