I’m talking about events that go above and beyond when it comes to creating bonds between workers and making an office feel family friendly.
For example, there’s almost nothing better than a company that offers a kick-butt holiday party. Even if it’s not super decadent, simply taking the time and energy to plan a chance for employees to unwind, bring their families or a date, and reap the benefits of a year where they worked really hard means a lot to people. And, like other high-ranked amenities on this list, it can be enjoyed by your friends and family, which makes it even more enjoyable.
Bonus points if your employer offers free or discounted rideshare codes so you can rest easy that you can enjoy the evening safely.
Additionally, many offices offer summer celebrations like field days where you’re teamed up with people from different departments, and you all engage in friendly competition. It’s excellent for getting to know people who work at your company that you might not otherwise interact with, and it’s also a really great way to break up any mid-summer blues with some outdoor activity and exercise.
Even just having a couple food trucks stop by with some free food offerings and inviting your employees family (and pets) is an awesome way to get people to feel appreciated for their efforts. Plus, this amenity isn’t just helpful for you – it’s something your loved ones can also enjoy.