Eric Jacobson

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What Best Companies Do To Attract And Retain Employees

In Best Places To Work, Leadership on August 30, 2015 at 8:39 am

Here are some of the things the companies often ranked as “best companies” by leading industry magazines do to attract and retain employees. Many of these programs and activities take little to no investment. But, they all can only happen when there’s strong leadership at the company’s helm.

Try some of these in your workplace this year:

  • Mentoring programs, especially for new employees
  • Volunteer opportunities/days
  • Lunches with the CEO or president
  • On-site wellness fairs
  • Pep rallies
  • Telecommuting programs
  • Summer picnics for employees and their families
  • Retention bonuses
  • Lending libraries
  • Unlimited sick days
  • Employee team sports after hours, such as bowling and baseball
  • On-site child care services
  • Awarding vacation time in exchange for community volunteering time
  • Employee pot-luck breakfasts
  • Monthly birthday parties
  • On-site fitness equipment
  • Frequent town hall meetings with upper management
  • Subsidized gym memberships
  • Leadership development programs
  • Time given to employees to spend on work related items outside their job description
  • Employee blogging programs
  • Suggestion boxes
  • Milk and cookie socials
  • Computer classes to prepare employees for higher-paying positions
  • Sabbatical programs

“Great Places To Work” Employee Perks

In Company Culture, Employee Engagement, Employee Satisfaction, General Leadership Skills, Leadership, Management, Motivating Employees, Team Building on January 20, 2011 at 8:06 pm

StLouis magazine is featuring in its January issue 60 companies that they deemed “great places to work”.

Helping those companies to earn that honor are the perks they give their employees, some of which you might want to consider for 2011.

Here’s a sampling of the perks that cover the vast range offered by the 60 companies:

  • ARCO Construction Company — Paid sabbaticals after every five years with the company
  • Armstrong Teasdale — Women’s career-coaching program
  • Bryan Cave — Backup day-care/elder-care services
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop — Health Insurance for part-time employees
  • Boeing — Continuing education tuition support
  • Centene Corporation — Dry-cleaning pick-up/delivery; on-site car washes and oil changes
  • HOK — Paid paternity leave
  • LarsonAllen — Development coaches for employees
  • Maritz — Health fair
  • Monsanto — Lactation rooms
  • Nestle Purina PetCare Company — On-site tailor
  • Ralcorp Holdings — New jobs listed internally first
  • Scottrade — Matches charitable contributions made by employees
  • Sense Corp. — Work-at-home Fridays
  • Thompson Coburn — Domestic-partner benefits
  • Vector Communications — Eight paid hours per month to volunteer

For companies that lack the funds needed to support the types of programs listed above, they can offer perks, such as:

  • Contests
  • Rewards
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Opportunities for socializing with co-workers

Employee Perks Make “Great Places To Work” Companies

In Company Culture, Employee Satisfaction, General Leadership Skills, Leadership, Leadership Skills, Management, Motivating Employees on January 3, 2011 at 9:19 pm

About a four hour-drive from Kansas City is St. Louis where StLouis magazine is featuring in its January issue 60 companies that are great places to work.

Helping those companies to earn that honor are the perks they give their employees, some of which business leaders in Kansas City might want to consider for 2011.

Here’s a sampling of the perks that cover the vast range offered by the 60 companies:

  • ARCO Construction Company — Paid sabbaticals after every five years with the company
  • Armstrong Teasdale — Women’s career-coaching program
  • Bryan Cave — Backup day-care/elder-care services
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop — Health Insurance for part-time employees
  • Boeing — Continuing education tuition support
  • Centene Corporation — Dry-cleaning pick-up/delivery; on-site car washes and oil changes
  • HOK — Paid paternity leave
  • LarsonAllen — Development coaches for employees
  • Maritz — Health fair
  • Monsanto — Lactation rooms
  • Nestle Purina PetCare Company — On-site tailor
  • Ralcorp Holdings — New jobs listed internally first
  • Scottrade — Matches charitable contributions made by employees
  • Sense Corp. — Work-at-home Fridays
  • Thompson Coburn — Domestic-partner benefits
  • Vector Communications — Eight paid hours per month to volunteer

For companies that lack the funds needed to support the types of programs listed above, they can offer perks, such as:

  • Contests
  • Rewards
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Opportunities for socializing with co-workers

Here are some of the employee perks offered by some other best places to work companies.

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