What makes people really love their job?
Sometimes, it’s the small, personal things that make people love their job
As an employer, you want to make sure your employees are happy in their jobs. After all, your people are the ones who keep your business going.
As a job seeker, you want to be happy in your role, which isn’t just about the actual work you do, it’s also about the working environment and your personal well being too. Companies are going all out this year, competing against others to try and attract the best candidates.
From quirky office design to free snacks, some companies are really going above and beyond to make sure their employees love their jobs. But it doesn’t have to be something extravagant, just a small, fun idea can show employees that they are truly valued. This is more important than ever especially after a survey revealed that nearly half of UK workers plan to find a new job this year due to feeling undervalued.
Small changes can make a big difference! Here are 8 unusual, but awesome benefits offered by businesses today across the UK.
1. NetBuilder – Media City
They have a pool table in the office AND paid-for accommodation just ten minutes away. Not bad eh!?
2. Mando – Liverpool
“The Mandonian Society” is a subsidised social club running staff events throughout the year, ranging from meals out to activity based events, these things are great for company moral.
3. Attenda – London
Curry nights are a regular affair at this company, as well as a genius ‘beer o’clock’ every Friday afternoon, where the leadership team serve the staff… can you imagine!
4. Here, at Jobwise – Bolton, Liverpool & Stockport
Nobody wants to work on their birthday… that’s why we let our staff take their birthday day off, fully paid.
5. The E Word – Manchester
Something as simple as providing fresh fruit and as much coffee, tea and soft drinks you can manage can make a world of difference! Plus an xbox onsite for all of you gamers out there.
6. Thrillist – London
These lovely people let their staff finish early every Friday throughout the summer. Anyone else thinking beer garden?
7. Postcode Anywhere – Worcester
This company have their own barge which employees can book out at any time, and a range of kayaks to splash around in on their lunch breaks (a great way to encourage your employees to stay fit and healthy).
8. Missguided Headquarters – Salford Quays
With arcade games, spiral staircases, an indoor and outdoor garden and a dancefloor, bar and DJ booth, it could well become at least the best office in Manchester, if not the UK. Also, the meeting rooms have swings instead of chairs… yes, swings!
So, if you’re an employer, why not spend a little time thinking up a new, original idea that will help to engage your staff. You could even do a short survey and ask your employees what they think would make them love their job even more!
If you’re a job seeker, just enjoy all the inventive, fun new perks being offered to you!
At Jobwise, it’s our mission to make sure everyone loves their job. That’s why matching the right person to the right job goes to the heart of our service. So if you’re looking for a new job, or looking for the right person for your team, get in touch!