Companies are fighting to attract talent by offering an “emotional salary” in addition to the normal monetary one. Practices can include benefits like a place to rest or permission to bring a pet to work.
This sets companies apart and makes them more attractive to work for. It’s also good for the company because having workers who are happy and well physically and emotionally leads to more productivity in the work.
Some of the benefits offered include assistance in psychological and legal issues, barber service, extended paid parental leave, flexible hours, telecommuting options, mentoring, and scholarships.
Firms offering benefits like these include Creative Drive, Garnier & Garnier, Kimberly Clark, Nestle, P&G, Pfizer, Purdy Motor, Sanofi, Unilever, and Western Union. Roche even offers paid time off for a cultural trip.