Women have started actively seeking jobs that will work with their busy lifestyles, and in response, companies are rolling out the red carpet with impressive incentives. Why? Because they’ve realized good incentives create a positive environment where their workers will be more productive.
This graphic, via Company Folders, Inc, reveals the reasons behind the most popular workplace perks. Take flex time, for instance. It’s difficult to balance commitments when you work a strict 9-to-5. Many women resort to taking vacation and sick days so they can participate in family and friends’ lives.
Big name brands like Netflix and Weebly have realized that punishing people for taking off won’t solve the problem. Instead, they’re initiating flexible schedules that let employees fit their work to their lifestyle, rather than the other way around. The result is an impressive 10% drop in absenteeism.
Even if flex time isn’t your cup of tea, take some time to consider which employee incentives might be better suited to your lifestyle. This information will come in handy when you’re hunting for a new job. Good incentives—such as corporate outings, childcare assistance, or paid health programs—show that a company truly cares about your quality of life and not just your work output.
If you’re a manager, you’re extremely lucky. You have the power to start implementing these perks, even if it’s just on a small scale at first. Providing the right incentives will not only improve your team’s lives right now; it will also make the most talented men and women in the workforce want to be part of your team.
Read on to see which workplace perks will be the best fit for you.