Denver-based startup Flatfile thrived with a fully remote team even prior to the pandemic, giving them more time to work out the kinks of what makes a distributed workforce function optimally.
Flatfile staffers have access to numerous perks, including ergonomic home workstations. Prior to the pandemic, Flatfile relied on coworking spaces, but the pandemic led the firm to introduce the home-office upgrade.
For those who rent space, employees can apply for a stipend equal to the cost of a 150 square feet of real estate in their area.
Additionally, the company invests up to $10,000 on bespoke home offices for their workers. To do this, Flatfile pairs employees with a designer to transform part of their home into a professional office.
“Silicon Valley startups hand out gourmet lunches, free pet-grooming, and paid transportation like candy,” said David Boskovic, CEO of Flatfile. “We want working remotely to have truly exceptional benefits as well.”
Employees at Flatfile also receive 12 weeks of paid family leave, four weeks of mandated vacation and a monthly allowance on random work-related perks such as coffee.