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5 Perks Your Employees Will Actually Care About

5 Perks Your Employees Will Actually Care About
From Recruiter - February 2, 2017

1. In-House College Counseling

Maybe employers dont think providing college counseling to their employees is a perk or benefit they really need, but parents are seriously stressing out over how they are going to pay for college.

A couple of facts:

1. According to a Gallup poll, young adults and mid-career professionals (ages 18-29 and 30-49, respectively) name education costs as their primary financial problem.

2. Tuition worries cut across all income levels. That same Gallup poll found that workers from higher-income households ($75,000+) see college costs as their top financial challenge.

So, why should employers care? When employees are stressed over how they are going to pay for college, how can they concentrate on their work?

- Elizabeth Venturini, CollegeCareerResults

2. Work That Aligns With My Interests

Things like free beer dont really mean much to me as a job seeker a.k.a., a freelancer who is used to making about 10 or 12 pitches for every job I actually get.

But one thing Ive increasingly done as a freelance writer is go for the jobs that are more in line with my preferred nichesscience, technology, the occasional financial tech job. I do this because the job itself should be something that you can get enthusiastic about something that makes you want to come back to work on a Monday morning even when you might be hungover from too much free beer over the weekend.

That might sound like a bit of an odd perk, but theres no amount of free beer or massage chairs that can make up for a job you hate doing.

Heidi Hecht, Freelance Writer

3. Direction and AppreciationWithout Micromanagement

Two perks that would make me smile are:

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