How perks and benefits are changing our work-life balance
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The conversation around employee benefits has exploded in the last few years. Led by tech companies and startups in Silicon Valley, more and more businesses are offering shiny new perks and benefits to employees. But, it's not just the tech industry. According to a 2018 study by the National Bureau of Economic Research, 40% of Americans are willing to sacrifice substantial earnings in exchange for non-wage benefits.
On this episode of Pocket Money, we speak with Indeed.com director of HR for APAC and Japan, Daniella Meyer, about everything from unlimited vacation and nap pods to free lunches and parental leave. Most importantly, we discuss how you can have these conversations with your own company to achieve a better work-life balance.
Mentioned in this episode
- Find Daniella on LinkedIn
- Researchers have figured out why almost no men take paternity leave – Quartz
- How Much Does An Employee Cost? – MIT
- Americans Are Willing to Forgo a 56% Pay Raise for Best Job Perks – Bloomberg
- Cushy office perks are a trap – Quartz
- Employee benefits at Basecamp – Signal v Noise
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