“Leah Knight, a principal analyst at The Gartner Group, thinks Stress Recess is onto something.”
Fortune Small Business Taking the Hands-on Approach to E-commerce
“So-called quality of life benefits, running the gamut from on-site massages to well-stocked company kitchens, are making an appearance at many companies. IBM Interactive Media, Delta Air Lines, BellSouth, Coca-Cola and AT&T all hire Stress Recess to provide free, 15-minute chair massages to employees.”
Chicago Tribune Companies Forced to Get Creative With Their Benefits
“Slavin accommodated her employee by scheduling meetings to begin after she picked up her son from a day-care center. The meetings ended in time for his evening feeding so the mom could go to Stress Recess’ new “quiet corner” to breast-feed in private.”
Entrepreneur Magazine The Employer Even a Mother Could Love
“Stress Recess is the answer when you need to decompress.”
Inc Magazine Back Story
To be sure, what may be considered quirky one day may not be the next. Take at-work massages. Atlanta-based Stress Recess Inc. now provides massages for workers at about 2,000 companies, up from three clients when it launched in 1997.
Wall Stress Journal Fun Workplace Benefits Haven’t Become Extinct
“Imagine that after a grueling day of meeting deadlines, organizing records or attending corporate board meetings, you get a treat: Your boss springs for a massage for your entire department.”
The Atlanta Business Chronicle Boss a soft touch?
“Delta understands that travel can be stressful,” said Betty Hollan, Delta general manager — Premium Customer Programs and Services. We are offering this perk to thank our customers for their business and to promote relaxation and comfort during their journeys.”
Delta Air Lines, Inc. Delta Crown Room Club Members Receive Free Neck and Shoulder Massages From Stress Recess
Frequent fliers pay $450 a year to use American’s 32 domestic clubs, less if they have elite status. But fancy clubs aren’t just about membership fees. Having a top-flight club is a tool to lure business passengers who have been in shorter supply lately as the economy has tightened.
USA Today Airlines lure business travelers with upscale clubs
“We are enthusiastic about this opportunity to unite our workplace massage experience with Delta’s extensive knowledge of the business traveler,” said Devorah Slavin, CEO of Stress Recess. “Stress Recess has shown that massage benefits corporate workers, but Delta is innovating the benefits of massage for business people on the road.”
Forbes Delta Crown Room Club members receive free neck and shoulder massages from Stress Recess, Inc. Forbes.com
“Peter Belvin and Devorah Slavin, executives at Stress Recess, a Georgia-based provider of workplace massages, tell HRWire that they are working with companies to help them find ways to maintain at least some of their benefits.”
HR-esource Losing Perks Without Losing Staff
Employers are offering everything from Starbucks coffee in every employee’s cup to $100,000 relocation packages. Not to mention on-site masseuses, gyms, concierge services and free lunches.
Atlanta Journal and Constitution Luring workers takes technique: Companies describe their creative recruiting
“Dollar for dollar, Stress Recess massage is a very inexpensive benefit that has a very high value perceived by employees, despite its low cost.” The Society for Human Resource Management estimates about 12% of employers offer massage therapy services and roughly 3% provide a concierge to employees.
Employee Benefit News February 2006
In the tightest of tight labor markets, companies are searching for innovative ways to attract and keep workers. In the corporate version of “What did you get last year for Christmas?” employers are increasingly looking for practical benefits that can make a difference in employees’ everyday lives.”
Atlanta Business Chronicle March 2000
Other articles about Stress Recess:
Chicago Tribune “Companies Forced To Get Creative With Their Benefits”
Fortune Small Business “Taking the Hands-on Approach to E-commerce”
Delta Air Lines, Inc “Delta Crown Room Club Members Receive Free Neck and Shoulder Massages From Stress Recess”
Massage Magazine – “Stress Recess Takes Workplace Massage to a New Level”
Competitive Edge Magazine Jan 2000, “Happy Healthy and on the Job” p.28,29
Catalyst Magazine Jan 2000, “De-Stressed,” p.38
Georgia Trend Magazine Jan 2000, “Magic Fingers,” p.105, 106, 107
Business Travel Today Timeout TimeOut
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