Unlimited PTO, office beer taps, free lunches — you’ve probably heard of all the best office perks by now. But perhaps what you don’t know is that 57 percent of job seekers cite office perks among their top considerations before taking a new job, according to a 2017 survey conducted by the job site Glassdoor. In other words, office perks matter.
Read on to explore some of the innovative food and beverage brands that are cooking (and brewing) up unique perks to attract and retain talent. And bonus — many of them are actively hiring.
1. KIND Healthy Snacks
It’s all in the name when it comes to KIND’s array of perks. The snack bar company offers flexible paid time off, fitness reimbursements, a bonus program, unlimited KIND bars, 401(k) matching and equity, and much more. But what makes them unique is that they offer a Hardship Fund designed to support “team members and their families in times of need.” In other words, they ‘do the KIND thing.’
This healthy snack delivery service that prides itself on creating happier, healthier, and more productive people knows a thing or two about perks because they’re feeding one of the most coveted office perks of all: offering free snacks. Needless to say, SnackNation takes office snacking seriously. And while they offer discretionary time off, personal individual development opportunities, dog-friendly offices, and more, they go one step further with unlimited snacking by offering free catered lunches every Thursday.
3. Rhinegeist Brewery
The name Rhinegeist translates to “Ghost of the Rhine” and refers to the location of their headquarters in the historic Over-the-Rhine Brewery District in Cincinnati. Despite having only five employees in 2013, the brewery has since been named one of the top workplaces in Cincinnati and now offers employees competitive wages, generous time off, a matching 401K plan, unlimited beer, and more. But perhaps one of the most unique perks is working in a brewery that was built within the skeleton of the old Moerlein bottling plant (1895).
This 100 percent employee-owned craft brewery located in Fort Collins, Colo., wheels out the perks — literally. In an order to keep employees from falling off the bike — or in other words, from leaving their job — the company offers a free bike to employees who have stayed on longer than one year. As if that wasn’t enough, they even offer a trip to Belgium for more seasoned employees.