To attract and retain top talent, research suggests some employers are spending more dollars on richer benefits in lieu of higher salaries.

A Society of Human Resource Management survey of 450 employers found 35 percent cited having larger benefits packages in 2015, compared to 28 percent the year before.

This year, these enhanced packages include the rise of new benefits such as company-provided fitness trackers as well as more group fitness classes. According to SHRM, 17 percent of employers offer on-site corporate fitness classes, up from 14 percent the year before. Thirteen percent of employers reported offering fitness trackers in 2015.

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