Workplace perks employees value the most

The best way to keep top employees from leaving your company is to offer them higher salaries, but employees value more than just money. Take a look.

Say you’re thinking about leaving your current company. What would make you stay?

It turns out that, for a majority of workers, money talks. A study from CareerBuilder and Harris Interactive asked more than 3,900 American employees what motivates workers to stay with their current companies. Seventy percent said a higher salary is the best way for companies to retain workers.

The study also found that employees value a higher salary more than a better job title. Eighty-eight percent of employees would take a raise over a new title. They would also take:

A raise isn’t the only action that employees value. Other factors that encourage employees to stay with a company include:

What about other benefits your company offers, like summer hours? They matter.

Here are the top perks that can improve employee retention.

1. Half-day Fridays (40 percent)

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