Monday, November 3, 2014

Today's employers tout workplace culture and nontraditional perks

Instead of blowing off steam with coworkers at the water cooler, employees at tech firm Noregon Systems in Greensboro challenge one another to ping-pong tournaments.

At Winston-Salem marketing agency Wildfire, the office occasionally hosts movie screenings to allow employees to take a break.

What about your workplace? Does your boss take you out on field trips? Bring a nutritionist into the kitchen? Offer flexible hours? If not, it may be only a matter of time.

Today’s employers are looking a bit differently at benefits than in the past. Sometimes the changes are driven — at least in part, by financial realities. Through the course of the recession and even since, many employers limited pay raises and curtailed or cost-shifted some of the traditional benefits that used to be staples of the workplace.  Read more on

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