5 Easy Perks You Can Offer Your Staff

As an employer, you’ll know how important it is
to keep morale high and make sure your workplace is a pleasant place to be. One
way you can do to achieve this is to offer certain perks, which when combined
with a generous salary, can keep employees happy. Here are some perks you can
offer that don’t cost much, but that employees love.

  1. Install
    a vending machine

Nothing cheers people up more than a snack, and
a chocolate bar or bag of crisps can get you through a difficult afternoon and
over the post-lunch slump. It’s easy to get a free vending machine installed,
and you can stock it with a mixture of junk food favourites and healthy snacks.
That way, there’s something for all employees.

  • Break

In addition to encouraging people to take their
lunch break and step away from their desk, you might want to add a 15-minute
morning and afternoon break. Breaks are good for employees because:

  • They help them avoid burn out
  • They can prevent eye-strain in
    those using computers
  • People who take breaks are
    more productive
  • Breaks can also help with
    creativity, as they give the brain time to rest

Breaks don’t cost you anything as an employer,
but they can have great benefits, and you may well notice productivity
increasing once you put breaks in place.

  • Extra
    holiday days

It’s always worth offering a little more than
statutory holidays if you can. Like breaks, holidays are a way for employees to
unwind and they often return from holiday in a much more productive frame of

You could also consider offering some special
days off to employees. Some employers now offer birthdays off, duvet days or
even Christmas shopping days to allow staff time off for the things that

  • Offer
    employee discounts

In addition to discounts on your own products
and services, if applicable, you could sign up for an employee perks scheme and
score your employees a whole load of discounts. It’s very easy to sign up for
these schemes online, and once you have, all you need to do is ask employees to
register. They can then get access to great discounts on everything from
clothes to travel.

  • Allow
    remote working

Remote working, or working from home, is now
becoming more common, and it can help people achieve a work/life balance. If
your employees have jobs they can do at home, why not let them work from home a
couple of days a week? Studies have shown they can be more productive and happier
than colleagues who don’t have this perk, and it costs very little to set up.

Good employees can help make your business a
success, so it’s important to treat them well and offer them perks for their
loyalty. Many things you can offer them will cost you very little, but can pay
off in terms of productivity and happiness. Whether it’s some snacks, time off
or home working, there are lots of ways to reward your team.