Sure you can borrow the Porsche — just promise you won’t quit

By David Brown
Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/07/2003

It’s come to this: beer fridges, chocolates, pinball machines, flowers and painting employees’ houses.

It is the reality of today’s labour-starved economy that employers have to go to extraordinary lengths to attract and retain the talent necessary to thrive.

As compensation becomes less of a lure for employees looking for fulfilling work in an atmosphere where they feel comfortable and appreciated, employers are forced to become more creative in the benefits and perks they provide.