Successful Companies Gain Profits by Adding Employee Benefits

What recession?

That's how employers from Florida to Vermont to California feel after seeing their revenue double and triple in the past two years.

At a time when companies are cutting jobs, Dealer.com, a Burlington, Vt.,-based developer of websites and online marketing tools for car dealerships and manufacturers, has added more than 150 employees, bringing their roster up to 420.

CEO Mark Bonfigli believes that employee wellness and workforce productivity are directly linked, so Dealer.com has a full on-site gym and tennis court, a subsidized local/organic "Dot Calm Café" and weekly chair massages. And they're adding a yoga studio, a solarium and a rooftop vegetable garden.