From paid travel expenses to office dogs, companies are offering more perks than ever before to their graduate hires.
With the graduate jobs market increasingly competitive, and 62% of grads considering workplace perks to be a key factor in their job search, companies are vying for the best candidates and as a result, are adding kinds of benefits & perks to their packages.
To help you distinguish between the great and the gimmicky workplace perks, we’ve explored some of the best company perks companies offer graduates in 2019.
First of all, it’s important to note the difference between a benefits package, and perks package.
A benefits package is defined as “non-wage compensation provided to employees” – and includes things like a pension scheme, annual leave, and paid sick leave. It can also include things like stock options, medical/dental insurance and a gym membership – these are seen to supplement salary.
But in order to attract the best candidates, companies also offer a competitive perks package, which includes the non-essential bonuses – often, the more “fun” ones!
Perks often help companies to entice candidates; and are something you should consider on your graduate job search.
Some of the top company perks include:
An increasingly popular perk in many different kinds of companies, team trips away are a great way to bond with your new team and explore a new activity or country.
A number of companies are now adding great perks to their job offer package; so do your research when you’re looking for Graduate Jobs – and consider both benefits and perks in your search for the perfect role!
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