17 Unique Employee Perks from High-Flying Companies

David Rook

If you think your employees only care about salary, think again. You should never underestimate the power of employee perks when it comes to gauging employee satisfaction. In fact, a survey from Glassdoor found that 80 percent of people would rather have new benefits or perks than a pay raise.

So what kind of perks are we talking about? We don't just mean two-week vacations and employee discounts — companies need to go above and beyond to keep their employees engaged and loyal.

Of course, we've all heard of more and more companies offering perks that would have been unthinkable in the working world of yesteryear, like unlimited vacation or free lunches. However, some companies on the cutting-edge are thinking outside of the box to offer unique and unusual perks to their employees to keep them engaged and happy.

Here are some examples of unique employee perks from high-flying companies:

1. Free overnight breast-milk shipping for new moms on business trips at Zillow.

2. Free egg freezing and fertility assistance for Spotify employees.

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Topics: Company Culture, Innovation, Recruiting

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Employee Benefits to Recruit and Retain a Native American Workforce

David Rook

Do a Google search for recruitment and retention strategies for the Native American workforce, and you'll quickly find your research comes up short. Making up less than two percent of the workforce, this overlooked demographic suffers from unemployment rates double that of national averages.

According to U.S. News and World Report, their labor force participation rate is 61.6 percent, the lowest for all race groups. However, the reality is that Native Americans not only provide a larger workforce pool in the areas where populations are concentrated, but they bring a unique diversity unparalleled by any other group.

Many have learned to balance their tribal world with American culture. Those seeking higher education are often first in their family to do so, displaying a determination and work ethnic that would be an asset to any organization.

How can you successfully recruit and retain top Native American candidates? Below are three important employee benefit considerations for the Native American workforce.

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Topics: segmentation, Recruiting, Retention, Multi-Cultural

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Leveraging Employee Benefits to Recruit and Retain Top Talent

David Rook

Leveraging Employee Benefits to Recruit and Retain Top Talent

SHRM’s 2015 Strategic Benefits Study is out, and for employers hoping to remain competitive when recruiting, a strong portfolio of non-cash benefits remain a key pa rt of any total compensation package. That said, and not surprisingly, pay considerations (salary, raises, bonuses and commissions) still remain the most important element of employee compensation.


Communicating Value Is Key To Influencing Decisions

For a highly valued candidate with multiple job offers, the role of employee benefits in swaying their decision can be enormous. According to the 2014 Aflac Workforces Report, 59 percent of employees are likely to accept a lower salary in exchange for better benefits.
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Topics: Employee Benefits, Recruiting

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