‘Pawternity leave’ and DNA testing among perks offered to employees during pandemic

Irish HR platform Eppione said companies are moving towards wellness-oriented benefits to keep remote workers happy

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DNA testing, beauty boxes, flower subscriptions and ‘pawternity leave’ are among the more unusual perks being offered by Irish employers to keep workers motivated, a Dublin-based HR software company has said.

Eppione – which has launched a human resources and employments benefit platform – reported that Irish businesses are opting to provide more wellness-related perks to workers during the pandemic.

“The days of ping-pong tables and free office snacks are behind us,” David Kindlon, chief ...