A new survey from recruitment agency Robert Half has revealed the most coveted "work perks" offered by Australian businesses. Popular benefits include flexible work conditions (with the ability to work from home), company-paid mobile phones and extra holiday leave. Here's all the cool stuff you should be demanding from your employer.
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As jobs appear that require employees to work beyond the standard working week, so does the need to give those employees back their time. Companies around the world including Netflix and Virgin offer unlimited annual leave to their employees and some Australian companies are offering it too. Here's how to score endless holidays at your next job.
Depending on where you go to university, there's a good chance you shell out good money every semester for student health services. Those services and on-campus clinics include more than just quick visits with a nurse or doctor. You usually get loads of other benefits you'll want to take advantage of.
The perks and promises that startups offer to attract top tech talent are legendary -- on-site chefs, ping pong tables, gym memberships, the list goes on. But even startups with a seemingly endless list of perks and a good chunk of funding under their belts can find it hard to recruit a quality team. In response to this problem, Blackbird Ventures has launched Sirius A, a program to help 'concierge' top computer science graduates into startup jobs.
Facebook and Apple have come under fire since it was revealed that their female employees are offered financial help for egg-freezing fertility treatment. But the offer is part of a slew of medical and other perks that technology companies use to secure the best talent in the industry. How employees will react to the offer depends entirely on the context of which it forms a part.