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

December 13, 2016 Michelle Mire

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:

in choosing an employer.  Click to Tweet 

  • 4 out of 5 employees (80%) would also prefer new perks over a raise.   Click to Tweet 

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

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Company Folders 

Harvard Business Review 




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About the Author

Michelle Mire

Content guru and marketing co-conspirator at Wagepoint, Michelle is a professional writer with agency and corporate experience who is now diving into payroll. When away from the keyboard she spends time hiding chocolate from her children and attempting to escape for a morning run (to work off the chocolate).

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