Just finished reading an interesting article on company perks regarding Google. To get right to the point here is the perk.
The surviving spouse or partner of a deceased employee will also acquire vested stock benefits, and children will receive $1,000 a month until the age of 19. The timeline can be extended if the child is in school full time.
I must admin, this is impressive, but considering how corporations have enormous budgets i don’t know how big of a “dent” this kind of approach will make.
However what impressed me was not the perk, but the reason behind the perk:
Google said it is taking this approach because it is the right thing to do, ensuring that each employee’s family is taken care of if an unforeseeable event were to occur — even if there is no direct benefit to the business.
This reason made me think for a second what if more companies…both small and big, did things….because they are the right things to do….not for marketing, not for company image, just because it’s how business should be done!