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Q. What unique perk does your company offer that you think helps attract the best talent?
At ZinePak, we offer all our full-time employees two or more paid days off per year to volunteer for any charity he or she chooses. It’s a great way to help our employees give back to the community and support causes they care about. — Brittany Hodak, ZinePak
We have an unlimited PTO policy because we believe in hiring talented, driven individuals and allowing them to work autonomously. We always have the expectation that people will meet their goals, and if they can do so while taking a two-week trip to Europe, then we should support them in doing so. This attracts the type of people who are intrinsically motivated and appreciate being trusted. — Kelsey Meyer, Influence & Co.
We have a list of people we call mentors who specialize in different things. We allow our team members to reach out to those mentors if they want to learn a new skill, hobby or talent. Our mentors can even teach you how to drive a manual transmission! — Adam Grant, Campus Commandos
Our employees can complete 99% of their individual tasks out of the office and on any device. This way when they have to take personal time, they still have the tools to continue being productive. Flexible schedules and unlimited PTO don’t mean much if employees have to worry about doing double the work just to catch up. — Ivan Matkovic, Spendgo
Every week, we have a different food truck come to the office and feed the team. Bringing in catering got everyone to the same table to make their plate, but people inevitably ended up back at their desks eating by themselves. With food trucks, everyone hangs out outside together while we order and wait for our food — plus the excitement of the food truck arriving each time is unparalleled. — Ross Resnick, Roaming Hunger
Many potential hires are attracted to the fact that Singlebrook is a certified B Corp. It means that we live our values through paid volunteer programs, open book management, community events, sustainability programs and more. — Elisa Miller-Out, Singlebrook
Perks are often misunderstood as the path to a great place to work. Before perks, the first key component is building a desirable work environment where people feel valued and can do meaningful work. With that in mind we offer unlimited vacation, free snacks, phenomenal office space, new Apple gear, great speakers and more. However, none of that matters unless you get the first part squared away. — Joseph Walla, HelloSign
At Cyberclick, we give everyone the ability to choose their working hours along with vacation days. We don’t tally up every day you have taken off or came in late; we want you to decide your best schedule to get your work done. This trusting environment is one of the ways we are able to attract passionate people into our team who don’t need a set schedule to find the motivation to come into work. — David Tomas, Cyberclick
We offer a relaxed environment with our employees being able to structure their work load however they feel is best. We do not believe in micromanaging our employees. Combine that with the freedom to wear casual clothes and be comfortable, we create an environment for ideas to flow freely. — Phil Laboon, Eyeflow Internet Marketing