Health Insurance, Dental Insurance and 401k’s, are some benefits that your company may offer, and for good reason. It may be the main reason why you chose your job and continue to stay with your company. (We’re not judging you)
In a recent article written by Matt Straz for Entrepreneur Magazine, he explores the more seldom-offered benefits that people want, but their companies don’t think to offer.
Among them was some sort of Concierge Benefit to help them balance their work and personal life better while they spend long hours in the office. Understandably, when there’s dry cleaning to be picked up, yards to be raked, dogs to be walked, and children to be picked up from school, it would be nice to have some sort of benefit that would help you balance all of that alongside your busy day at work.
Facebook, Google, and Twitter are among the few companies that offer a concierge benefit to their employees, making sure that their personal and work lives are well-balanced.
The benefit is this: employees have their chores and to-do lists done, which increases their work productivity knowing that everything is taken care of. Straz writes,
“The less time employees spend on non-work related activities during the work day, the more time they have to knock out their task list. But despite its popularity with employees, concierge benefits are still one of the most overlooked benefits. Only 3 percent of employers offer these services, according to the above SHRM survey.”
GladlyDo’s mission is similar to what this benefit would be: making your life easier because we know that your work day is long enough. The last thing you want to do when you get home is tackle your to-do list.
The people have spoken, and they want more work/life balance. The message is loud and clear. If you’re reading this at your desk and wondering how you’re going to have time for your chores and errands later, we are your answer, and we’re happy to help.