16 Companies That Do Something Great For Employees


1. Starbucks spends more money on health insurance, than on coffee beans. -Business Insider

2. Boston Consulting Group gives employees the chance to work with the UN World Food Program and Save the Childrenthrough the company’s Social Impact Practice Network (SIPN). -The Hiring Site

3. Google enforces peer recognition by allowing employees to award one another with $175 peer spot bonuses. -The Hiring Site

4. Wegmans holds a companywide challenge to eat five cups of fruit and vegetables a day and walk up to 10,000 steps a day for eight weeks. Wegmans also covered the costs of flu shots and H1N1 vaccines for its employees in 2011. -The Hiring Site

5. Zappos offers a full-time, on-hand life coach for their staff. -The Hiring Site

6. REI Employees get a none-too-shabby 50-75 percent discount on merchandise and free equipment rental – as well as the chance to participate in an outdoor adventure for $300 in grant money. -The Hiring Site

7. Any DreamWorks employee can pitch a movie idea to company executives — and can take the company-sponsored “Life’s A Pitch” workshop to learn how best to do it. -The Hiring Site

8. Cisco Systems offer automotive tune-ups to employees. -Daily Finance

9. Scott Trade has never laid off an employee. -CNN Money

10. NuStar lends the corporate jet to employees in times of crisis. -CNN Money

11. Last year, Camden Property doled out surprise bonuses ranging from $100 to $5,000. -CNN Money

12. By taking employees suggestions seriously, CHG Healthcare Services revamped its drug plan, built a gym at its Fort Lauderdale office, and made Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a paid holiday. -CNN Money

13. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants holds a "House Keeping Olympics" where staffers make beds blindfolded and participate in the "Vacuum Dash." A $10,000 employee prize for best service keeps the staff working hard. -CNN Money

14. JM Enterpizes keeps a fleet of yachts for use by employees during appreciation events. -CNN Money

15. Intuit four hours of "unstructured time" per week for employees to work on projects of their own. -CNN Money

16. Southern Ohio Medical Center encourages its housekeepers to talk to patients about their needs so the staff feel "[they're] all in this together." -CNN Money



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