Infographic: Cost Effective Perks to Attract Top Talent

Article written by Angela Hydes, Marketing and Content Contributor. Follow us at @TALGroup.

Online tools like Glassdoor and Payscale have created a new type of job market, in which top performers are more empowered than ever before. Salaries, benefits and culture are being displayed for all to see, identifying some employers as desirable and others as hazardous workplaces.

Gaining a competitive edge in this type of market isn’t impossible – in fact, it can be achieved with creativity and little (to zero) spend. The infographic below by USC Marshall School of Business suggests some fantastic cost-effective incentives to help attract & retain top talent. Can you envision adopting any of these incentives into your current workplace?

Some quick observations from their findings:

  • Studies show that employee benefits positively and directly impact retention
  • As compared to 2015, 43% of CFOs are more open to discussing & negotiating non monetary perks this year
  • Cost effective perks that job seekers value include: paid day off on birthdays, extra time off during the holidays, paid time off for community service, additional maternity & paternity leave, flexible hours, and unlimited paid time off
  • On-site perks that job seekers value include: free food & drinks, gym memberships, company-sponsored sports teams, mental health stipends, nap rooms, office spa services 

Based on the infographic below, which perk and/or incentive would you most like to see in your current workplace?


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