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Little Extras That Make a Big Difference to Employees

Want to reward your workers without offering bonuses? The little things count, so look at this list of benefits that your staff will appreciate.

By Joe Worth

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Q: I can't afford raises. What employee benefits are the most cost-effective to implement?

A: First things first: If you have money to spend on employee benefits, then you have money to put into your employees' pockets. Trust me, this goes further toward generating loyalty and goodwill than anything else. You don't have to extend permanent salary or pay increases; one-time bonuses will do the job.

But that's not the answer you wanted to hear. So I've outlined a list of benefits that goes from cheapest to more expensive to implement, with the caveat that what works for some businesses may not work for others. At the very least, this list will give you a starting point for a benefits discussion with your board or company directors.

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