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Father with daughter at work A majority of workers say that a strong benefits and perks package is the largest determining factor when considering job offers. (Photo: Shutterstock)

While competitive pay, health care and retirement benefits are considered table stakes for most workers, they also want perks to help them better achieve work-life balance, according to Randstad’s report, “Benefits and perks in the workplace.

Highly rated perks that workers want their employer to offer are early Friday releases (33 percent); flexibility and remote working (26 percent); onsite lifestyle amenities, like gyms and dry cleaning (23 percent); unlimited vacation time (22 percent); in-office meal options, like communal snacks or food courts (18 percent); and onsite childcare (15 percent).

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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