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CANADIAN FIRMS EXPLORING CREATIVE BENEFITS
A number of Canadian employers are offering some unique benefits to make employees
want to stay, and it's working. Work & Family Newsbrief (May
2002) reports that Intuit Canada has made it possible for employees to take a
nap after a tough workout. The company has three sleep rooms as well as a gymnasium
and a game room with a fireplace and a big screen TV. As a result, employee turnover
is just 3% in an industry where 20% is the standard. BioWare, maker of video games,
starts each day with an impressive continental breakfast spread, allows employees
to work out free at any city fitness center, and offers a well-appointed game
room. One of Canada's largest employers, the utility company EPCOR, believes in
career development and pays for courses including getting a university degree.
EPCOR has a turnover rate of 5% and is such a popular employer that it won't take
For more information about work/life trends go to the web site for the Work &
Family Newsbrief, www.workfamily.com.