Free food at the office used to make a stressful day better.
But with so many employees still working remotely, how can bosses show their appreciation?
I asked companies what they are doing to keep the office culture alive in a virtual world.
E-commerce checkout company Fast said it’s sending gift cards to employees for a weekly team meal, along with a weekly snack box.
Another company, UKG, which offered its working parents a virtual summer camp for their kids, is now offering after-school help this fall. It’s a win-win situation: kids are entertained, while parents get a break so they can be more productive at work.
And San Francisco-based Splunk is offering an extra 30 “pandemic days,” to give workers extra time to care for themselves and their family.
Dropbox is going remote …. kinda
Dropbox says it’s