Are employee perks really a new form of currency?

It might be better to first ask: Can a really excellent perks program take the place of the salary an employee deserves?

Uhhh, absolutely not.

Employee perks should be used as a way to go above and beyond for your employees—not to make them feel bad about asking for a raise. 😣

In the latest mini-episode of our series on Crafting Culture, I share some thoughts on going above and beyond for your employees.

On top of paying a fair salary, here are a few ideas for recruiting and retaining talented employees:

  • Travel opportunities
  • Dress code flexibility
  • Remote work opportunities
  • A bigger purpose to serve outside of their job description
  • A healthy, transparent work environment
  • Pile those perks on top of (really) fair compensation and see the talent roll in. 🤩

Have a listen:

Listen to this and all of the other Crafting Culture episodes on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or our blog.


Kate Marshall (she/her) is the Head of Content at Zestful. With a background in digital marketing, she uses her analytics and SEO chops to influence a well-rounded, backed-by-data content strategy. She believes in staying as human as possible—even at work—and strives to instill this in her team members. In her spare time, Kate can be found on her yoga mat, at brunch, or hanging out with her dog, Ellie.

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