How Savvy Employees Can Get Better Perks, Even In A Recession

better perks, employees, employers
better perks, employees, employers

By Vickie Elmer

Good news: Companies are starting to worry so much that their talented workers may walk away that they're employing various retention tools -- including tuition reimbursement and higher salaries -- to keep their best people.

More good news: Two-thirds of companies in the last year have created programs to retain talent, according to a new survey by OI Partners -- The Miles LeHane Cos. They are offering the top talent coaching programs, better benefits and better orientation and training, among other things.