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When it comes to benefits, Stacey Klimek, VP of people at PayScale, doesn’t think the company’s unlimited personal time off is that unusual. What is unusual is how people use it, she says, noting that the most appreciated perk is the company’s flexibility. “We really value trust at PayScale, and trust that our team members are adults, and if they need the flexibility to have the morning off or care for a sick child — whatever they need to do for any reason — that’s OK with us.” Dog lovers make sure they’re in the office for Fido Friday, when employees can bring their canine friends to work. “We’ve had upwards of 50 dogs in the office,” Klimek reports. “Fido Friday is one day every month that you see people go to every floor with their dogs. They go to the floors to talk to the dogs and they meet other employees and really build relationships.” PayScale, which offers compensation data and software, also has team-sponsored happy hours — when employees can toast successes — along with employee-hosted tailgate parties and Halloween decorating contests, with entire floors transformed into themed settings, such as Harry Potter or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dog lovers make sure they’re in the office for Fido Friday, when employees can bring their canine friends to work. “We’ve had upwards of 50 dogs in the office,” Klimek reports. “Fido Friday is one day every month that you see people go to every floor with their dogs. They go to the floors to talk to the dogs and they meet other employees and really build relationships.” PayScale, which offers compensation data and software, also has team-sponsored happy hours — when employees can toast successes — along with employee-hosted tailgate parties and Halloween decorating contests, with entire floors transformed into themed settings, such as Harry Potter or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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