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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Cool Perks to Look for at a New Employer
Would you like to have your employer do your laundry? Or buy a new wardrobe on the company tab? What about having someone run errands for you while you’re at work?
If those ideas sound far-fetched to you, think again. “Employers have been stingier with salaries and they have to think about offering some of these other benefits,” says Laurie Ruettimann, a human resources consultant.
Even more: “Companies are always open to ideas that don’t cost them anything, such as getting discounts to theme parks,” adds Sharlyn Lauby, author of the blog HR Bartender. And experts say anyone can bring up an idea for a new benefit or perk. Consider some of these cool perks already being offered to workers.
California-based Patagonia’s reception desk posts daily surf reports and lets employees know when they need to grab their boards and head out for some great surfing, even if it’s the middle of a workday. Physical fitness (read more here)