Cooking lessons, care packages, virtual happy hours. How companies are helping employees cope
To show it cares about its workers, Optima Office, a San Diego-based accounting company, sent employees care packages in April and September and will likely send one for Thanksgiving.
The first box included a smorgasbord of items such as entrees, snacks, beer, wine or coffee, hats, candles, journal, hand sanitizer, potholders, teeth whitener and letter openers. The second gift bag included an Optima tote bag, notepad, pen, stickers, sunscreen and a touchless key tool for opening doors or using at an ATM.
The care packages were sent to let workers know “we are thinking about them,” said Jennifer Barnes, Optima CEO.