Employers Using Perks As Recruiting Tools  
1/18/2011 4:54:26 AM

Q&A talks about benefit trends with Kelleigh Marquard, branch manager of Robert Half International’s Hartford location.

Q: A new survey by Robert Half shows education and training top the list of perks companies will be offering their employees in 2011. Is something that makes you a more productive employee considered a perk? If so, why?

A: Anything an employer can offer to enhance an employee’s marketability can be considered a perk, especially in a very competitive job market. Employees always appreciate the opportunity to learn new skills or enhance existing ones, and they recognize that training or mentoring programs can contribute to their professional development, productivity and creativity.

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