It’s all in the breakfast bagel

A little benefits creativity goes a long way when recruiting.
By Mark Laurie and Nathan Laurie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/23/2001

There has been a lot of press lately about employees getting stuck with a load of worthless stock options in lieu of salary. All of a sudden those dream jobs at high-flying companies promising unlimited upsides have become low wage experiences.

The stock market is not immune to the laws of gravity and has shown that what goes up can come down. Companies looking to recruit top talent must get creative because the days of wooing candidates with stock options are gone. As a result, many recruiters are now touting the advantages of their benefits program. The trend today is for companies to make their employees’ personal lives easier so they can put more time into their work.

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