Cosmetics firm Body Shop International offers its UK employees up to £100 a year to spend on learning new skills and activities which help them to stay fit and healthy for work. The company calls this ‘Love’ money, which stands for Learning is Of Value to Everyone. The cash can be spent on a range of activities, including evening classes, gym membership, and health and wellbeing courses, such as aromatherapy, physiotherapy and acupuncture.
Employees have to complete their three-month probation period to qualify for the scheme and the money is allocated on a pro-rata basis for part-time staff.
Sue Turner, global HR director, explains: “The Body Shop is committed to helping its employees learn and develop. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including up to £100 which can be used for learning or wellbeing activities outside of work. Our goal is to create a meaningful employment experience for each of our employees.”