If you are a small business and want to have a better chance attracting employees, pile on the perks.
A study shows privileges including free gym memberships and snacks, flexible hours, and more vacation time are preferred over a pay raise by four in five small-business employees.
The study found that perks impacted employee satisfaction in three primary areas: quality of life, feeling valued, and improving physical and mental health.
Nevertheless, 42 percent of full-time employees reported having no extra compensation.
Of those with benefits, the most common were flexible working hours (32 percent), professional development (28 percent), fitness/health (19 percent), food/snacks (19 percent), and working from home (14 percent).
Of course, free snacks don't help an employee build 401(k) investments. Then again, many small businesses can't afford such retirement-oriented benefits.
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Here's what Fractl found were the most popular perks and the percentage of employees swayed by them in choosing a job: