Some days, workers seem to drag. They complain of long hours and no benefits. Often, businesses are stressed out because employees appear to be “out of it.”

Typically, most companies offer a suite of benefits that take care of basic needs—health, life, vacation, personal leave. Occasionally, organizations that have more savvy leadership offer additional services to their people that help increase retention of employees or attract new hires as a more interesting place to work. The vast majority of working Americans receive their benefits from their employer, but some also receive a few extra perks if they belong to a union or association that provides additional services.

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