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PKF Texas – The Entrepreneur’s Playbook: Unusual Benefits

by | Jan 18, 2008 | PKF Texas - The Entrepreneur's Playbook®

Note: Running most Fridays in FromGregsHead.comis a continuing series of tips brought to you by Greg Price. These run Saturday mornings during the BusinessMaker’s Radio Show on KPRC 950AM. Audio files can be found on the Entrepreneur’s Playbook page of the PKF Texas website.

Do your benefits stand out in a crowd?

These days there are a number of unusual benefits you can offer to attract and retain quality talent. Companies across the country are offering everything from pet insurance to a concierge service or housekeeper.

Survey your employees to find out which benefits would make the most impact. You might be surprised by the answers. Maybe they would like part of their child care or advanced education costs covered. Small things like free sodas or snacks can make a big difference.

Companies like Google offer a wide range of benefits to their employees including allowing pets at work.

Not all unusual benefits will be right for every company, but be aware of what can be offered and know your employees wish list. To compete in a crowded marketplace, making your benefits stand out can only help your company in the fight for talent.

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