Making lots of money not the only thing motivating today’s workers
Date: Nov. 4, 2014
Published by: Saskatoon Starphoenix
Below is an excerpt of the full article.
By Marc and Craig Kielburger
Today’s employers are pushing the envelope on dazzling workplace perks to recruit and retain great employees. Apple and Facebook recently announced they’ll help pay to freeze female employees’ eggs so they can have more choice over when to start a family…
…Employers increasingly merge good deeds with teambuilding. Vancouver-based multinational software designer iQmetrix has free fitness classes and beer taps in every office, but it also adds a volunteering component to its annual staff getaway to warmer climates - this winter it’s school-building in Nicaragua.
So on your next job search - or even when scrutinizing your current workplace - look beyond your salary and bonus because there are likely other rewards that will help you bounce out of bed on Monday mornings - and not just for the possibility of a companywide snow day.
Brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger founded the educational partner and international charity Free The Children and the youth empowerment movement We Day.