Google Benefits

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A century ago, employer-provided benefits, such as paid time off or medical insurance, were uncommon. Today, by contrast, these and other benefits are often an essential component of employee compensation. As part of an organization, employers are continually presented with the challenge of attracting and retaining talented and highly skilled employees to their business. Benefits continue to evolve, and many employers show an increasing array of options that allow workers with greater flexibility in balancing work with other facets of life. Along with attracting employees with wages, companies have expanded their fascination with irresistible benefits. Family-friendly policies such as telecommuting and career educational assistance are just a few of the offerings from current employers. Employers may offer a variety of exclusive benefits to improve the wellness of their employees. Benefits might include career-related, health promotion, and family-friendly benefits. Availability varies by occupation and geographic location, but when offered, such benefits are very popular among employees. Career-related benefits include academic assistance, bonuses, stock options, and commuting subsidies. Educational reimbursement for training is being offered by a significant number of employers. Over the last decade, tech companies have developed unique campuses to recruit top talent and created an environment to stimulate innovation and creativity. Among those tech giants, Google has distanced itself by offering spectacular and unique on-site employee benefits. Those remarkable benefits have pushed Google to the top of Fortune’s 100 “best companies to work for list” for the last 4 years. (money.cnn.com, 2013) Google incorporated as a private US company in 1998 (Google Milestones, 2012) and is a perfect example of modern employee-centric policies and benefits. In an employee-centric culture, a free flow of communication, ideas and innovative thinking is encouraged...
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