In years past, companies of all shapes and sizes needed to offer a good employee benefits program, with which to attract the best candidates. That was even true for early-stage startups, since that was one of the hooks to get someone to leave their big company jobs and rich benefits packages.
But, a lot of things have changed over the years, and my feeling today is early-stage startups should not worry about offering benefits. If you can afford them, great, offer them. But, honestly, how many startups can really afford them, on their tight startup budgets. To help me frame the topic, I am going to focus a lot of my discussion around healthcare benefits, since that is typically the most demanded, and most expensive of all employee benefits offered.
Read the rest of this post in Forbes, which I guest authored this week.
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