SOURCE: SurePayroll


February 23, 2016 11:18 ET

The SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard®: The Wi-Fi and Coffee Are Free

A Third Offer Health Care, 401k

GLENVIEW, IL--(Marketwired - February 23, 2016) - The majority of small business owners are offering up free lunches, coffee and Wi-Fi to their employees, according to the February 2016 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard®.

These have become standard perks, as 74% offer occasional free lunches; 65% supply free coffee; and 68% allow for free access to Wi-Fi.

About a third of small business owners offer health care and 401k benefits. For some the cost is too high, but also the logistics of setting up and managing these benefits can be complex.

"Some people might think of a small business as having a couple hundred employees. The reality is a lot of small businesses are made up of two or three people, and they don't have dedicated human resource professionals," said SurePayroll General Manager Andy Roe. "They make up for it with smaller perks, more relaxed working environments and flexible schedules for employees."

Roe said there's also an opportunity to expand their offerings to employees by outsourcing health care and 401k benefits.

"If you work with a payroll provider like SurePayroll, you can add these services through your provider. It makes it a lot easier as a business owner, with a tremendous amount on your plate, to implement these types of benefits for employees," said Roe. "You don't have to figure everything out on your own." 

Nearly 40% of small businesses plan company outings and offsite events for employees and nearly 30% provide branded gear such as hats, t-shirts or coffee mugs; while 1 in 10 give out bigger ticket items like theater or sports tickets and 6% offer gym memberships.

An infographic with the full results of the Scorecard survey is available on the SurePayroll blog.

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SurePayroll is the trusted provider of easy online payroll services to small businesses nationwide. Whether a business has 1, 10, or 100 employees, SurePayroll delivers peace of mind by combining innovative, industry-leading technology and personalized support from an award-winning, U.S.-based customer care team. SurePayroll also provides private-label and co-branded services for accountants and banking partners as well as offering efficient online solutions for managing 401(k) plans, health insurance, workers' compensation, employee screening and more. SurePayroll is a wholly owned subsidiary of Paychex. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter -- Circle us on Google+ -- Connect with us on LinkedIn -- Like us on Facebook.

About Paychex

Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, HR, retirement, and insurance services. By combining its innovative software-as-a-service technology and mobility platform with dedicated, personal service, Paychex empowers small- and medium-sized business owners to focus on the growth and management of their business. Backed by more than 40 years of industry expertise, Paychex serves approximately 590,000 payroll clients across 100 locations and pays one out of every 15 American private sector employees. Learn more about Paychex by visiting, and stay connected on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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