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10 big benefits ideas from the smallest employers

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Only big companies can offer creative benefits and work/life offerings, right? Wrong!

A report drafted from a partnership by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Families and Work Institute (FWI) identified dozens of small organizations—those with staffs of 20 or fewer—that think big when it comes to employee benefits and work/life initiatives. Examples of some big ideas:

1. Recognition and shared learning. Each week, every employee is charged with spotting one thing someone else did well. On Friday, all the accolades are read aloud, and one employee is re­­warded with movie tickets. (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham, Ala.)

2. Building teamwork. No one works solo; every­one at this tech firm is part of a two-person team devoted to a particular project. The teams get switched up at regular intervals to keep everyone fresh. (Menlo Innovations, Ann Arbor, Mich.)

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Julie Lowell January 18, 2012 at 2:43 pm

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