SWC Featured in Dice Article on Office Perks

August 4, 2015   //   News

Facebook and Google, with their unlimited food and free amenities, might offer the gold standard for employee perks. But small and midsized tech companies are increasingly getting in on the benefits act.

At companies across the country, remote work and flextime are on the rise, and many are paying for meals, transportation, massages, and more. The growing number of perks isn’t necessarily an attempt to keep up with the Googles of the world—precious few of those companies boast a multi-billion-dollar war-chest that can go toward fulfilling employee needs. If anything, it’s more of a response to the dearth of talent, as well as an attempt to lure in the best candidates.

The Feel of Home

Tech-consulting firm SWC Technology Partners runs elaborate team events, such as weekly happy hours, tickets to Cubs games, boat rides, golf and theme park outings, birthday celebrations, and a large holiday party with company-paid hotel rooms. An employee-run wellness team sponsors events such as dodgeball, lunchtime yoga, chair massages, and fun runs, as well as weekly fresh fruit delivery.

“We work hard to create a collaborative work environment,” said Jill Neumann, the company’s corporate recruiter. It’s all about making work “feel like home.”

Neumann admits that fresh fruit and massages aren’t enough to lure people in and keep them onboard: “You have to balance the fun perks with professional development. Everything else has to fall in line—duties, pay, and job benefits, too.”

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