â–¶ All Work and No Play Makes for Dull Summer, Study Finds: Flexible schedules and early Friday departures are the most coveted employee summer perks, according to a survey developed by administrative staffing agency OfficeTeam.
The survey polled 457 employees working in office environments and examined how companies utilize cost-effective motivational strategies during the summer months such as staggering customer service reps’ schedules and allowing flexible hours. The most desirable summer benefits as revealed by the poll:
• 38% prefer more flexible schedules;
• 32% prefer leaving the office early on Fridays;
• 6 % prefer activities such as company picnics and potlucks; and,
• 5% would like a more relaxed dress code during warmer months.