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What is the best law firm perk of all time?
Plenty of firms provide meals and coffee, but Washington D.C.’s Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner thinks much bigger than caffeine and carbs. It offers tuition reimbursement to cover 100 percent of staffers’ law school tuition, The Washington Post reports.
That's a potentially hefty sum. According to the Post, the firm -- which specializes in intellectual property work -- has 761 employees in the D.C. area along, and 974 nationally.
In order to qualify, employees have to work as "student associates" while in law school. It sounds like a win-win. The firm gets top-tier talent, receives the benefit of the student associates' services, and it bills clients for those services at a lower rate. The students, meanwhile, get tuition and experience.
(The firm also offers non-attorney staffers a chance at free education based on how they perform in classes. "To receive full reimbursement, the employee must get an A in the class. A B is eligible for 80 percent reimbursement and a C is eligible for 60 percent," the Post reports.)
For a small firm, paying off staffer-turned-attorney loans may not be feasible, but even small perks can make for a happier office. Consider adding one (or more) of these five incentives to perk up your employees' day.
Tuition reimbursement may guarantee loyalty by attaching contractual strings to a firm's purse strings, but it's not the only way to make employees feel appreciated. Even small perks like meals and services let your staff know that you value their work.