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Human resources professionals know how it important it is to nurture its human capital, so identifying company-wide policies to create a more positive work environment is important. Otherwise, the HR department will be spending the bulk of its time looking for new staff, which can cause a significant burden to supervisors who are trying to build engagement and maintain a strong employee retention rate.

Recently, Glassdoor, an online job board and employer transparency website released its top 25 companies that offer high-quality compensation packages and benefits. Although nearly half of the list consists of technology sector organizations in Silicon Valley, the perks that these businesses offer can be applied anywhere.

What area should employers look into first? According to Glassdoor, compensation. This may sound like an expensive adjustment, but when 39 percent of respondents said they"do not believe they receive fair pay," this can be the boost an employee needs to stay with the organization.

"Employees value a total compensation and benefits package when it comes to their overall job satisfaction, which can certainly impact how productive they are, how committed they are and how long they potentially stay with a company," Glassdoor community expert Scott Dobroski, told the Motley Fool. "Glassdoor surveys show that employees value career opportunities and interesting work as some of the top considerations when determining where to work."

Unsure if an employee is eligible to receive a bonus or salary increase? Use the labor management program to see what notes other managers have said about the staff member. If there aren't any, look at the system to see what he or she has accomplished during their time with the business. However, if widespread raises are an unreasonable alternative consider any of these other perks to boost morale:

Top-down communication: Employees want to contribute to the company's success, so they want to have the chance to voice their concerns or ideas. If such a policy is already in place, consider providing details on how human resources and supervisors evaluate raises or bonuses because 45 percent of workers feel there isn't any information about such.
Flexible work opportunities: This benefit can improve an individual's work-life balance. If the company has other offices, invite employees to visit these sites. Flex-time or work-from-home options are also a popular work alternative. Often times, employees have to use personal time for errands instead of vacation time — working remotely reduces that burden.
Designated spaces to unwind: Fact is, workers get burnt out and don't have many places to de-stress. Many technology businesses have places to nap, socialize or exercise. Employers may think that the break room is considered such a space, but it can get crowded. If space is limited, partner with a nearby business to have weekly or monthly events.
Take these tips with a grain of salt: not all of these will work for every organization. Dobroski explained that it is important to take a poll to see what your business' employees want the most because it "will make them more satisfied in and out of work." Implementing new rules that don't apply to the staff's needs will backfire and will be considered a waste of resources.