Employers Up the Ante

My daughter started her first full-time job this month.  My jaw dropped when she recited the list of benefits that come with her position. Along with medical/dental/vision/life insurance, her new employer offers pet insurance. Really? Oh, and tuition reimbursement after she’s been there a year.

Even in interesting economic times, many businesses view a menu of benefits such as this key to attracting – and keeping – top employees.

You can expect to see more employers upping the playing field when it comes to benefits and perks. According to Robert Half International, which provides professional staffing and consulting services, the market for skilled professionals is more competitive than it has been in several years. As a result, if you don’t move quickly to snap up a good job candidate with a good offer, you’ll likely lose out.

Check out the top 10 employment perks, as noted in Grow Smart Biz.

What unusual job perks do you or your employer offer?


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About Luanne Kadlub

Luanne Kadlub, communications specialist for BBB Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming, has been a writer/editor for newspapers, magazines and nonprofits.