The Global Recruiter reports on the results of a survey by Seatfrog about millennial attitudes to perks.
[T]oday’s young workers are looking for more than just fun or unusual perks to brag about to their friends when starting a new job. While on-site table tennis, a free bar and unlimited snacks has become de rigueur in the war to attract top talent – especially in the technology sector – three in five millennials are dismissing perks as nothing short of a gimmick.
So if foosball tables and a kombucha cart are out, what do they want?
50% list a 4-day workweek as their top “emerging perk.”
Much as I would love to be able to take this at face value and describe it as a Trend Among The Youth, the article doesn’t say anything about the methodology, and Seatfrog is a startup that makes an app that lets you bid on train ticket upgrades, so I’m not sure how this survey connects with their core business and competency.
So it’s interesting as a straw in the wind, but I’d love to know more about it.