JobKite discovered that 56% of US companies have made some significant enhancements to the employee benefits they are offering for retention or recruiting purposes. But unlike the flashy excess of the late 90’s, 2006 employee perks have a work/life balance theme to them. Most notably, these include telecommuting, increased vacation and health benefits. 88% added health-related benefits, including life, vision, and better or increased health plans. 69% stated that they have increased stock vesting, 401k funds, salary relative to market averages, sign-on bonuses. 41% reported that they are increasing the number of paid days off per year.