• Choosing which benefits to offer your team can be a tough decision, especially when they all want different things.
• But are there some staff perks that just don’t work anymore?
• We’re putting this topic to debate, and we need you to weigh in. Join us and the rest of the Agency Hackers team and share your thoughts.
“If you expect more from your team than what’s on their job description, then they should be able to expect more from you than just a pay cheque.”
The last decade has seen many agencies adopt various ‘trendy benefits’ to retain staff and to capture the attention of potential job candidates.
This could be anything from free beer on a Friday and a foosball table in the office, to £50 for your birthday and a paid volunteering allowance.
What we want to know is – are they really WORTH it?
In the FOR corner, we have Quietroom office manager, Nick Adamson.
“I think when you don’t offer these things and you’re keeping it purely transactional with your staff, you’re going to have nothing beyond that,” he says.
“Forget about trying to have a business culture; forget about trying to have satisfaction in work; forget about gaining respect even.”
In the AGAINST corner, we have Conscious Solutions managing director, David Gilroy.
“At the end of the day, until people have got enough time or money, the main motivators ARE time and money,” he says.
“I think with the situation we’re in now, some ‘benefits’ are just not practical in a hybrid world.”
“Why would anybody put a pool table in an office where they’ve only got 10-15% of their employees in on any given day?”
We’re putting this topic to debate, and we need you to weigh in.
Join us and the rest of the Agency Hackers team and share your thoughts.
“You can also end up over servicing the product in the long run,” he adds. “Rather than it starting and ending on a fixed date, you find that you’re still constantly working on it week after week, month after month. So actually, you’ve given back all of that extra time that you built up.” Join us as Rob takes us through the importance of transparent pricing, and how a switch up in your payment structure can keep you in the green for months ahead.