Vermont Employers Dig Deep for Perks to Draw Job Applicants
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Posted by: Jeff Couture
With the unemployment rate hovering at around 2.8 percent, Vermont employers are getting creative in their efforts to attract job candidates.
Perks like health club memberships and in-house yoga have become standard at workplaces in Vermont and elsewhere. In order to stand out, Liquid Measurement, a manufacturing company in the Franklin County town of Georgia, offers everybody in the company a $1,000 vacation stipend that’s available every year.
“It’s quite an art to attract people to Vermont from out of state,” said Martha Hanson, chief human resources officer at Liquid Measurement.
Employers all over the country are beefing up their benefits programs, according to the Society for Human Resource Management, which surveyed its members on the topic for its 2018 employee benefits report. More than one-third of SHRM’s 3,500 responders said they had increased their benefits offerings over the last 12 months.