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Communication is the key to success.You may not realize it, but the language you use, your tone of voice, and your body language all factor into how your message is received by those you are speaking with. Without knowing it, a bad mood you were...

-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

-by Rebecca Garber, Human Resources/Recruitment Intern at Linkus GroupI have spent the past several months trying to gain a better understanding of the different recruitment services offered in Toronto. Sending copious emails, cold calling, and networking was the core of my daily research routine. After...

-by Kassandra Wenaas, Marketing Coordinator Intern at Linkus GroupAfter months of having the 'NEW SITE COMING 2012' slogan up on our old homepage, we have finally managed to launch the new Linkus Group website. Since our new site has now gone live it feels like a good time to do a quick write-up on this milestone.
by Kassandra Wenaas, Marketing Coordinator Intern at Linkus GroupIn today’s global world, investing in human capital often directly influences an organization's productivity.  With a continuous rise in secondary education combined with rapid advancements in technology, there’s a growing demand for highly skilled talent to fill industry roles.