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As 2013 has come to an end, there is an opportunity for businesses to start the New Year with a new and improved recruitment strategy.  However, not every business will want to make such a change.  Of course, if the existing strategy has been working,...

by Amanda Levine, Guest Writer With the job market more competitive than ever, potential hires are finding more and more creative ways to set themselves apart from their competition. The same is ringing true for the other side of the coin. Companies are fighting to attract...

by Natalie Good, Guest WriterGrowing up, many of us are given mixed messages when it comes to career choices. As children our teachers tell us we can be anything we want to be (even princesses!). Our creativity is nurtured and rewarded; and as we continue...

by Adam Gellert, Recruitment & HR Consultant / Founder at Linkus GroupStartup companies are no different than mature companies – their success is contingent on finding good talent.  When a startup company is ready to hire, they usually need the new resources on an ASAP...

by Nicole Cristello“Fit” is a term that is becoming more familiar among businesses of all sizes. An employee may have an impressive resume with years of relevant experience under their belt, but whether or not they will easily accept and value a company’s culture is...

by John KobrossyIn popular culture, the “typical” office environment is usually presented as a blandly decorated field of cubicles, including the common staples of bad coffee and a water cooler. These factors come to form everyone’s default standard perception of corporate culture. In reality, though, corporate...

by Jessica Boutros, Intern at Linkus GroupYou are nervous and jittery, feeling as though there’s an entire butterfly conservatory in your stomach as you approach the front desk. You tell the waitress you’re here for your seven o’clock dinner and wait to be seated. You walk...

-Written for Linkus Group by John Kobrossy, HR StudentBeing a new graduate is an exciting time in anyone’s life, it is a time of new beginnings. This new beginning comes with a lot of change and a lot of important decisions that need to be made....

iStock_ILoveMyJobSign_350-by Shada Mahboob, Recruiter at Linkus Group“Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person - not just an employee - are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.” - Anne M. Mulcahy (CEO at Xerox)Statements like the above lead one to question: how do you make an employee feel like a “whole person”? Perhaps it is in supporting a good work-life balance or delegating rewarding work assignments? Regardless of the answer, employee perks can play a significant role in making an employee feel appreciated. Although some small perks may seem insignificant, they can make all the difference in boosting employee morale.The Linkus Group has been interested in the trends surrounding employee perks. We conducted a survey of employees in various industries to analyze their current perks and their ideal of what should be offered. The survey data covered a range of employees from a start-up online magazine, a marketing firm, and a large mining company. While these companies may not have much in common regarding the services they offer, they all have kept in mind the importance of employee perks.Competitive compensation is a hot button topic in all organizations; however, a focus on “total compensation,” including intrinsic rewards such as perks, may be the key to reaching true employee satisfaction.Here are some interesting perks, we have found, that employers are currently offering!
  • Free breakfast essentials
  • Year-end vacations –based on profit
  • Corporate gym memberships
  • Choice of office colour
  • No dress code
  • Yearly “healthy living credit”
  • Commuting allowance
  • Stock options for all employees
  • Complete flex hours –option to work from home
  • Beer fridge
  • Company car for management
  • Discount to Wonderland
  • Christmas Gifts
  • Free housecleaning for employees every 2 weeks