15 of the Most Popular Employee Perks [Spoiler: Some are Free!]

Make Your Perks Work For You and Your Employees 

In today’s job market, attracting and retaining top talent isn’t all about dollar signs. It’s not just about what you have to offer — it’s also a matter of what kind of culture your company embraces.

According to employee recognition specialist Cord Himelstein, “The conversation has evolved from emphasizing retention to emphasizing company culture.”

After surveying more than 20,000 workers around the world and studying 50 major companies, human capital experts Linsday McGregor and Neel Doshi also underscored the importance of culture by concluding, Why we work determines how well we work.”

As you read this post, consider:

  • 3 out 5 employees (60%) list benefits as one of their top considerations in choosing an employer. 
  • 4 out of 5 employees (80%) would also prefer new perks over a raise.  

The Kinds of Perks You Offer Directly Impact Your Overall Culture, Engagement and Retention 

The infographic gives you a quick overview of the top 5 traditional, non-traditional and free perks that mean the most employees. There are options for every culture — conventional, cutting-edge and somewhere in between. The choice is up to you and the talent you wish to attract and retain.

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Links to Sources

If you'd like to reference any of the sources listed in the infographic and this article, here are the links:

Company Folders 

Harvard Business Review 




Justin Bariso



How Other Businesses Have Improved Employee Retention 

In partnership with SuccessIsWhat, Time Doctor asked leaders at 39 companies about their top retention strategies. They spoke with businesses large and small, all around the world. You can read what they found in this report

If you want more ideas for popular employee perks, check out Desk Nibbles, an office snack delivery company, who came up with this huge list of 55 ways to show employee appreciation.

About the Author

Michelle Mire

As Wagepoint's Content Manager, Michelle enjoys simplifying complex payroll topics and creating engaging small business and partner content. When not at the keyboard, she enjoys chocolate, running and quality television (not always in that order).

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