- Companies that earned top spots on Comparably's Best Perks & Benefits list this year offered benefits that addressed "the full spectrum of workers' lives." Such packages include offerings like home office stipends, fully paid benefits and flexible time off, Comparably said.
- The data indicated that competitive benefits packages entice workers to stay with their employers. Seventy-nine percent of workers from the top-rated large companies and 83% of employees from top-rated small and medium organizations said benefits compel them to remain in their roles. Fifty-two percent of workers surveyed site-wide agreed, Comparably said.
- The top five highest rated large companies were: Google, Peloton, Microsoft, Adobe and Boston Consulting Group. Apple, Facebook, Zoom, Uber and RingCentral rounded out the top 10. Comparably recorded anonymous "sentiment ratings" provided by employees between September 2020 and September 2021.
There's been a push for more robust benefits packages since the onset of the pandemic; many of the new offerings have addressed mental health concerns. Target gave workers free access to apps designed to reduce worry and boost sleep, while Starbucks offered employees free therapy sessions through a partnership with Lyra.
Some employers have prioritized worker mental health by instituting company-wide time off. Bumble, for example, gave its employees a "burnout break" this summer, giving some 700 employees a week to be completely offline.
Employers adjusting their benefits packages to prioritize mental health may see a return on their investment. Aon found what it described as "a direct connection" between well-being and business results, according to a survey published in April.