Jessica Miller-Merrell, Blogging4Jobs
Compensation Outweighs Workplace Perks and Employee Benefits
show that while employee rewards programs are popular by employers, they are
not as appealing to the employees for which they were created in the first
place. Employee perks and healthcare
benefits are popular lures among employees, but salary compensation still
reigns supreme as the benefit of choice.
Money is (and probably always will be) the number one way to recruit,
retain and hire qualified job seekers. But, that doesn’t mean rewards programs should go by the wayside. A comprehensive total rewards package is
essential, but half the battle is letting the employees know the rewards are
out there. Communication is the key.