Employees are getting more comfortable asking for the benefits they want to see from their employers — and they’re starting to get bold and creative.
The commitment of employees to the fusion of work and life has never been more evident than it is today. Telehealth benefits and gym memberships were moderate demands compared to the new wave of workplace benefits that employees have in mind. One thing is certain: employers have their work cut out for them.
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A new survey commissioned by software company Trusaic and conducted by market research and data analytics firm YouGov lists the non-traditional benefits employees would most like to see their company offer. About 59 million Americans cited “hangover leave” as their top benefit, and another 44 million asked for time off to mourn a breakup.
The list goes on to include paid hair dyeing for aging employees, social media detox days, and even paid premium subscriptions to the dating app of their choice. But are employers desperate enough to attract and retain talent that they would consider implementing any of these measures? Only time will tell.
Find out here what other weird and unusual perks employees are trying to achieve, ranked by percentage of employees interested in the perk: