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5 Inspiring Workplace Perks that Build Culture

These days, it’s not enough for companies to provide employees with jobs that pay well. People want to enjoy their time at work too! Creating a workplace culture and environment that gets people excited about coming to work is crucial to attracting and retaining great employees.

Here’s a look at 5 culture-building workplace perks companies have implemented to keep things fresh on the job:

Waffle Thursday

Medical technology company Heartflow, Inc. makes more than just non-invasive analysis equipment. The company makes waffles for employees one Thursday out of the month! Employees can decorate and enjoy tasty waffles as they work, keeping things sweet and savory in the office.

Money for Carpooling

Carpooling to work pays at Kovach Building Enclosures. Literally! The company gives each employee $4 for each day they share a ride. Incentivizing employees to spend time commuting together encourages them to connect with their coworkers and help the environment! Employees can pocket up to $80 extra each month just for carpooling!

Celebrating ALL Holidays

Netskope, a cloud security software company, brims with diversity! In order to acknowledge and celebrate all of it’s employees, the company makes it a point to recognize all holidays! From Hanukkah to Diwali to Christmas to Canada Day, no holiday gets left behind! Embracing holidays from different cultures allows employees to learn about one another’s cultures, creating an environment where differences are welcome and everyone has a place.

Storytelling and Spontaneous Company-Wide Activities

It makes sense that a marketing agency would get creative with their company culture. Creativity is the currency of marketing! The VIA Agency builds a fun, artsy culture at the office by selecting three employees to write a fictional story each month. The stories must align with a chosen prompt. Then, the employees read their stories to the entire agency! What a great way to keep laughs abounding in the office and writing skills sharp!

The agency also plans spontaneous activities for the whole company to spark creativity! The events have ranged from dance parties, to snow sculpture contents to improvisation workshops. There’s no better way to bond with your coworkers than by giving new activities outside of your comfort zone a try!

“Breakfast Clubs”

Starting off the day with a great breakfast can turn your good day into a great day! Intercare Therapy hosts breakfasts for employees with coffee, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, donuts and more tasty treats. Employees who attend the “Intercare Breakfast Club” can also participate in team-building exercises with raffle prizes and awards. Sounds like a great way to start the morning!

Building and cultivating an amazing workplace culture may sound like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! It can be fun and rewarding to watch employee’s thrive at work as a result of culture-building, programs, activities and perks!

That’s where we come in. Our expert benefits consultants love partnering with companies to design benefits packages that support strategic goals and keep employees happy. We think outside of the box, creating customized solutions that align with and build your company’s culture. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you make 2018 your best year yet!

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