Discussions around employee’s experiences outside of the work they do often centers around benefits, like healthcare and time off. But a huge part of satisfaction at work comes from smaller perks that employees experience on a weekly, monthly, or even yearly basis. Office perks aren’t just for people at huge corporations with millions to spend a year. By choosing a shared workspace, a company can access great perks for employees no matter their size! Read below for five office perks to look for in new workspace.
1. Serviced Workspace
A serviced shared workspace has all the perks that employees would want throughout the day. Live reception greets guests and answers the phones, flexible spaces allow for all different types of configurations, meetings rooms of every size are at your fingertips, and to top it all off there are community events and happy hours.
2. Food Options
Nothing gets people more excited than two magic words: free food. Food is what brings people together and adds excitement to our days. Traditions such as “bagel Fridays”, ice cream socials, and catered breakfasts are just a few events that can brighten someone’s day.
3. Healthy Living
It can be difficult to stay active and on top of your health when you sit all day and work from 9-5. This problem is why office spaces have started to bring services in-house. Turning a meeting room into a yoga studio or boot camp class allows for lunch breaks to be transformed into a sweat session. Offering kitchen space to make nutrient-rich lunches is also a plus. Additionally, bringing in services such as expert speakers and health care providers are a great way to partner with the local community while serving employees.
4. Professional Development
People want to know that their company and workspace values them. A great way to show appreciation is to provide professional development opportunities. These show that you want your employees to be able to grow with you. Start a monthly lunch and learn, throw networking happy hours, and consider providing funding for people who want to take skills classes. You never know what someone will learn and share with the team!
5. New Experiences
Office perks are perfect for encouraging people to do something they have never done before. Creative an employee “fun fund” and deposit a certain amount per person each month. At the end of each month, everyone can get together and select a new experience to have with the funds. Try an art class, trendy workout, take a cooking lesson- the possibilities are endless.
At AdvantEdge Workspaces, we strive to provide all of our clients with top-notch perks. We’ve set up omelet bars in the lobby, hosted professional development events, thrown themed holiday celebrations, and said “namaste” with lunchtime yoga and green juices. In our shared workspaces, employees get so much more than a modern, serviced space to do work- they have the opportunity to become part of a broader community that loves to experience new things, learn, eat, and grow together.