Now this is interesting. Clemente Domingo III, founder and CEO of advertising company Ideas X Machina or IXM, wanted his employees stay for the long haul and enjoy working in his company. He says, “People spend a lot of time with advertising [agencies] at the expense of sleep, the expense of family, at the expense of health, and expense of love.”
In an article published by Newsbytes Philippines Domingo said that “Doing overtime does not mean you are a diligent worker. It can also mean you are not efficient in your working method”. Aside from that, he came up with “love life benefits” where an IXM employee can claim a dating allowance of P1,500 six times a year.
“Basically, I urge people to go on dates with their boyfriend, girlfriend, wife and even the person they are courting.” Domingo explains, “The rationale is to inspire the staff to develop their creativity by inspiring and motivating them.” IXM also allows employees to go on a “breakup leave” to help them deal with heartbreak.
The report also reveals that IXM subsidizes their employees’ subscription to dating apps like Tinder and eHarmony.
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