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In the United States, it is common to hear about employee perks such as vacation and sick leave, paid maternity leave and flexible scheduling. Other countries around the world are providing nontraditional benefits that are unusual and pretty cool. Mercer compiled a list of the most unusual employee benefits from other countries.
According to Forbes Magazine, poor health costs the economy in the U.S. more than half a trillion dollars per year. 39% of that amount ($227 billion) is from “loss of productivity”, which is employees missing work due to illness. Another $232 billion comes from medical treatment and drugs.
When it comes to payroll, small mistakes can cause big problems if there is a failure to comply with local and federal payroll laws. This could mean penalties, hefty fines, and other more serious consequences.
Our work environments play a crucial role in our mental health and well-being, as well as the economic health of the organization itself. As an employer, it is critical to provide employees ways they can feel their best in the workplace.
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