There’s no denying it; all of your employees will have some sort of commute to work unless they work from home. You won’t necessarily get a lot of luck getting discounts out of train lines, bus or ferry companies, but one thing you can probably negotiate is parking. Plusnet arranged for discounted parking near their premises for all employees who travel by car. The result? More engaged employees with one less expense in their life, and improved recruitment once candidates realised there wasn’t a big parking bill to pay every month to get to work!
Free food in the office
Who doesn’t love that office-wide email, “there’s food in the kitchen…”? Well, how about making it a regular thing? Although small perks like this won’t solve all of your engagement problems, they are the kinds of things people talk about when discussing their job outside of work, including on Glassdoor. JustEat take it one step further; they provide free food and drink every Friday, plus a resident DJ!
Ok, so free food in the office may not be ground breaking territory, but a small investment in something that’s guaranteed to please can be the difference between recruiting a good candidate and recruiting a great one.