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.

However, if your workplace seems more like a morgue than a pep rally, perhaps as a business owner, CEO, or human resources manager, you can consider offering low cost perks that help boost the morale of your employees. Consider that by adding some simple low cost programs that are employee paid, and possibly available through a program that provides access through a payroll deduction option, you have just jump started the excitement level of those individuals who work for you. Here are a few examples:

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