‘Lay Down Sally’ by Eric Clapton
Stuck in my head when I woke up this morning.
How great would it be to swap Friday pizzas and free coffee for a life coach or fresh groceries? These companies do just that.
It seems like every company tries to tout their cool factor by playing up their ping-pong tables. But it’s not just the Googles of the world offering nice-to-haves like free snacks and workout rooms.
While a lot of employee perks over the years have focused on how to make life at work as easy and pleasant as possible—from free lunches to concierge services to in-house doctors and gyms—the best of the best are figuring out ways to integrate people’s personal lives into the mix, says China Gorman, CEO of Great Place to Work, a human resources consulting, research and training firm.
"Organizations are really starting to be more human in their relationship with employees," says Gorman. "We are seeing a focus on the full human experience, not just how you are at work."
Here are some ways we’re seeing companies get creative and personal about their perks:
Because honestly, I’ve never been a ping pong fan.