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Great International Employee Benefits:
Examples from top companies

It’s a well-known fact that the best benefits attract the best talent. Employee satisfaction is essential to a company’s success and positive work culture. Therefore, international employee benefits are vital to attract and retain the best employees.
Mark Baggs

Mark Baggs
Head of Global Expansion

From motivating staff and employees, a good selection of benefits improve employee retention and increase productivity.
Here are some great employee perks offered by businesses to their employees.

1. Continuing education

This encourages career development within the company, and helps increase loyalty, employee retention and employee satisfaction. At Starbucks, they offer tuition as part of a perk of being an employer of the company. Employees can earn a bachelor’s degree with 100% tuition covered. Plus, advice, counselling and coaching to help them through.

2. No official work hours

At Netflix, if you get the work done, it doesn’t matter how long you’re in the office. The company encourage time off. In addtion, their holidays and work hours aren’t tracked. Their flexible approach is summed up by their ‘Culture’ description: “We intermix work and personal time quite a bit, doing email at odd hours, taking off weekday afternoons for kids’ games, etc”

3. Getting outdoors

Patagonia make sure employees get plenty of time outdoors, away from their desks to pursue outdoor passions like surfing. They also provide company paid health care and free yoga.
Spending time away from the desk during lunchtimes therefore boosts productivity and attention levels. More, according to BUPA, almost a third of UK workers usually eat lunch at their desks.

4. Ensuring excellent wellbeing

Google are renown for their funky office space and a great work-life balance. From their flexible work schedule to their onsite wellness and healthcare services. It’s no surprise it’s a popular choice for work. They offer massage services, fitness centres and classes and a campus café and kitchen. Plus, they have activities including cooking classes to improve teamwork and collaboration.

5. Career breaks

Whether it’s time off to see the world, or to focus on childcare. Experian offer career breaks to their employees allowing them to take a break and spend time doing what they want full time. As a result, career breaks can bring new skills to the company and be done on a rewards based process.

Great benefits improve attraction and retention of top talent

A salary alone is no longer enough to incentivise top talent. As companies work to become more competitive in a global market, it’s important to offer an array of benefits to incentivise the right talent.
At Gibson Watts Global, we can help you provide the right benefits to your employees, wherever they are in the world. Get in touch with a member of our team today.

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