A 401K and paid sick leave are nice. Paired with organic lunches in the gourmet cafeteria? Sold. Today’s Millennials are increasingly interested in unusual and fun employee perks. We’re not talking free trips to Europe, however something for your employees to brag about (free marketing!) is often a drawing card for top talent. To get your company noticed, you can offer:
Fun Learning Experiences - Team events like zip-lining or individual access to workout or creative classes scuba-diving or ballet are a winning ticket. Consider giving memberships or free classes at a local community college to gain attention and loyalty from potential and current employees.
Healthy Life Alternatives - Do you have a health plan that covers acupuncture or wellness checkups? Do you have an indoor gym or discounted gym memberships at a local club? Some companies will even offer a health and wellness stipend to spend on things from joining a gym to getting dietary or nutritional advice.
Time Off for Adventures - Sabbaticals and comp time are popular with employees that will likely be hard at work the rest of the year. This will allow them to pursue their own interests and come back refreshed and ready to go when they get back. Especially within the laborious world of startups, the time to rest up and take a sanity break will be highly appreciated.
Supporting Social Causes - Millennials, in particular, like the ability to make a difference with their lives. If the company has a favorite cause that resonates with their chosen entry level job demographic, it can help them to be viewed favorably when a fresh graduate job candidate applies. Working for someone whose causes align with yours makes every difference to your millennial candidate. Get pricing with FirstJob.com to put your creative ads with choice perks in front of Millennials today.
Sean Little is the VP of Marketing for FirstJob.com. FirstJob matches current students and recent college graduates with internships and quality career opportunities. Sean also runs FirstJob’s campus ambassador program at campuses across the country, helping students learn marketing topics while connecting them with top brands and job opportunities.