Today’s startup office has become synonymous with things such as catered lunches, nap rooms, and foosball tables.
However, at CrowdRiff, we don’t have any of those things.
Being a startup founder, there is a very real pressure to offer similarly flashy perks to your own team, to keep them happy but also to stay competitive in the talent pool.
When my cofounder Abhinav and I were thinking of what perks and benefits we wanted to offer our team, we started by listening — listening to people from other startups, from large companies, and to friends — to hear their stories and their experiences.
Ultimately at CrowdRiff, our benefits prioritize people and personal growth, over flashier, temporary perks like foosball or free lunch.
I recently contributed a piece to the Globe and Mail’s Leadership Labs series which goes deeper into our journey figuring out the “benefits” formula, as well as what we’ve decided offer at CrowdRiff.
— Globe Careers (@Globe_Careers) January 17, 2018
You can read it here: The New Millennial Workplace: Less Foosball, More Family