The Perks Workers Want

April 13, 2016

Perks that bring your employees together and reward their hard work are key. You really have to hold firm against your accountant or anyone who suggests that they’re eating at your bottom line. What separates the good companies from the bad are the ones that can channel that ineffable quality, let’s go ahead and call it the human spirit, into great work.

Extra Time Off

After an important project, reward the late nights and the extra miles with extra time off. Make it easy for managers to cut through red tape and reward workers with time away.

Recognizing Hard Work

This can be extra time off but it can also be something like a snazzy pair of headphones or some tickets to the game. It’s a big deal for your employees, more than monetary value, it shows you’re paying attention and that they’re on the right track.

Strong Work Connections

Strategically placed coffee machines or nooks with free donuts help give workers an excuse to mingle and create bonds. Stock your kitchen and have good coffee. People want to feel a part of something. Don’t forget: good coffee.

Flex Time

This has almost become baseline for competitive companies. Talented people have family lives that you have to allow flexibility for.

Incentivize Stress Relief

When word got out that Google was putting its managers through mindfulness and meditation training, even Wall Street began to emulate what might have been considered “hippy-dippy” only five years ago. But the reality is clear, people who are stressed make bad decisions.

These are the steps to creating a winning culture. Give the people what they want. It’s a principle that hasn’t changed. It hasn’t gotten simpler, but as the saying goes, if you want something good you have to work for it.

About NextGen

NextGen is the brainchild of longtime telecom professionals with nearly 50 years of experience and millions of dollars in Telecom Recruiting Services. We focus on establishing long term relationships with our clients and candidates so we can recruit the best and the brightest in the telecom industry. This ‘quality over quantity’ approach is at the heart of everything we do and has resulted in successful job placements at Fortune 1000 firms worldwide.

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