Insights and advice about jobs and hiring in the Lehigh Valley.

Five Perks Your Employees Actually Want

In May 2017, the unemployment rate dropped to a more than 10-year low. This is fantastic for the economy but makes finding top talent harder than it’s been in years. Since candidates have their choice of employers, you need to step it up and make your company more enticing.

If they’re trying to decide between your company and a similar job at another organization, great perks can sway a candidate in your direction. Perks can also help boost employee satisfaction rates, so your current staffers want to stay put. As one of the best employment agencies in the Lehigh Valley, HTSS, Inc. knows what employees want, so consider implementing these perks.

Flexible Working Conditions

Employees don’t want to be stuck behind a desk every day from 9 am to 5 pm. Thanks to technology this isn’t really necessary because many employees can work from anywhere. Help your staff achieve a solid work-life balance by granting them as much freedom as possible on their work hours and location.

Access to a Stocked Kitchen

The way to your employees’ hearts is through their stomachs. Make the workday a little more comfortable by offering free coffee, filtered water, juice and snacks in the kitchen. Employees will enjoy the convenience and money-saving aspects, and you can benefit from increased productivity since people won’t have to head out of the office for refreshments.

Tuition Reimbursement

The cost of attaining a higher education is out of control. For the 2016-17 school year, tuition and fees and room and board averaged $20,090 per year for a public four-year in-state school, according to CollegeBoard. Give employees a break by footing some of the bill for their continuing education efforts or their child’s. Any amount of assistance you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Dog-Friendly Work Environment

They’ve always been part of the family, but these days many dog parents consider their furry companions like children. No one wants to leave their pooch home alone all day, so invite well-behaved dogs to work with their humans. This is a guaranteed morale booster for the entire team because it’s hard to be in a bad mood when surrounded by adorable pooches.

Onsite Daycare Center

Working parents often struggle with the guilt of being away from their kids all day and the high costs of daycare. If your workforce has enough tiny tots to sustain it, consider opening an onsite daycare. This will give parents peace of mind in knowing their child is under the same roof, and provide the chance to stop by and visit at lunchtime. It’s great if you can afford to offer this perk for free, but if not, most parents will be happy to pitch in to help with costs.

Need help finding top Lehigh Valley talent? HTSS, Inc. has the contacts and expertise to fill your open positions with the right fit every time. Start your search today!


CEO Letter

As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.