When chief financial officers (CFOs) were asked about the perks they plan to offer or are already offering, subsidized training and education topped the list (29%), followed by flexible schedules or telecommuting (24%), and mentoring programs (24 percent).
According to a press release, other responses included:
- Matching gift programs – 13%,
- Free or subsidized lunch or snacks – 11%,
- Onsite services such as childcare, dry cleaning, fitness centers, cafeterias – 11%,
- Subsidized transportation – 10%,
- Subsidized gym memberships – 9%,
- Sabbaticals – 8%, and
- Housing or relocation assistance – 7%.
“Offering training and mentoring opportunities also helps businesses develop a more skilled workforce. Flexible work arrangements cost little to implement but show that a company values its staff and their work-life balance needs,” said Max Messmer, chairman of Accountemps, in the announcement.The survey was conducted by an independent research firm and includes responses from more than 1,400 CFOs from a stratified random sample of U.S. companies with 20 or more employees.