Lucinda Creighton: Forget the exercise bike, the ‘perk’ your staff need is quality of life

Workers at prestigious companies are receiving expensive gifts in thanks for 100-hour work weeks when what they really need is for more staff to be hired

11th April, 2021
Lucinda Creighton: Forget the exercise bike, the ‘perk’ your staff need is quality of life
‘Employees in their 20s have complained of working 100-hour weeks, being sleep-deprived and utterly exhausted.’ Picture: Getty

The assumption that Covid-19 has utterly changed how we work, forever, is perhaps a little exaggerated.

A reduction in the time spent commuting to and from work, and the utilisation of virtual working tools, are changes that may well have their attractions. But the isolation and loneliness that derives from working from home and never physically interacting with colleagues means that the future of work may not change quite so radically as some will have...

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