The pumpkin spice lattes have come out to play, which means fall is right around the corner! As the leaves change and the days start getting shorter, it’s time to rethink our office life. Here are 4 office perks you need this fall.
Back to School Perks
As we enter back-to-school season, now is a great time to evaluate if student loan perks for your employees. A recent World at Work survey stated that only 4% of employers offer some form of student loan repayment. As times change, this a great way to incentivize employees to not only choose to work at your business, but to stay there for the long haul. The ROI is proven. Companies like Cigna found that every $1 put into the program saved $1.29 in talent management and recruiting costs.
Warm weather means less time driving as employees pick alternative transport for their daily commute. But as the seasons change, we see fewer employees biking or walking to work, which means commuter perks couldn’t be more timely. By opting into this benefit, employees can save up to 40% on commuting costs in a year. Offering these benefits is a small, easy way to make life a little easier for your employees.
Is it just us or are the office babies more prominent this time of year? We recently celebrated a baby shower for 3 of our employees (10% of our workforce) who are expecting in the upcoming months. Studies show it’s not just a PerkSpot thing. The most popular month for babies is in September, according to a TIME magazine report. If that’s true, then when could be better to burst out the baby perks? Extended maternity leave, paternity leave benefits, and in-office daycare are just a few ways to keep your workforce parents engaged.
Consumer Reports says September and October are the best time to buy big-ticket items for your home, like mattresses and appliances. Lucky for your employees, they can save money on these items through their PerkSpot employee discount program and get the best bang for their buck. Since 78% of employees currently live paycheck to paycheck, this perk can go a long way for your employees.
As we enter fall, consider these options in making your office a better place to work. Want to get started with an employee discount program? Get in touch!