With demand for talent increasing, organisations are looking at different ways to attract and retain employees. Along with a diverse and inclusive culture, rewards or perks are seen by some as key.
Looking to help businesses manage perks is UK company Perkbox. Ben Leeds, who started at Perkbox as a product manager in 2014 and is now the company’s Australian country manager, said the company wants to “create a better society by helping employees succeed, in life and at work”.
“Employees spend a third of their lives at work, but there is no longer a clear split between life at work and life outside of it,” he said. In fact, a recent survey of 2,000 working Britons found three in 10 feel they’re regularly being kept up at night thinking about work.
“Employers have a responsibility to ensure they’re providing their staff with the ability to live financially, physically, and mentally healthy lives,” Leeds said.
Perkbox looks to help employers fulfil that responsibility through a variety of products, three of which are now available in Australia.
The Perks platform provides employees with unlimited access to discounts and free products and services across 17 categories, to cover their financial, physical, and emotional wellbeing. There are a few ‘flash perks’, or special offers that are live for a short period of time, while others run longer.