Offering Unlimited Vacation Is The Easiest Way For Employers To Attract Top Talent

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Companies that want to attract young, top talent should consider offering this killer perk: unlimited paid time off. 

According to a study published today by Ask.com, 69 percent of those surveyed said they would switch companies if they were offered unlimited paid-time off.

This benefit means more to single people  — 42 percent — than those who are married — 30 percent — or divorced — 27 percent.  

Right now, only 2 percent of employers in America offer unlimited PTO — including Zynga, Foursquare, Netflix, Ask.com and Business Insider.

“Silicon Valley companies are known for offering unusual perks like onsite haircuts and laundry service, which are nice-to-haves,”  Lisa Ross , vice president of human resources at Ask.com, said in the press release . “But at the end of the day, what American workers value most are employers committed to their health and well-being and those who are actively invested in their overall quality of life.”

Here are other findings from the study: 

  • Employees in the West — 21 percent — prefer having an on-site masseuse as a perk more than those in the Northeast — 14 percent — and South — 12 percent.

  • Younger employees (18-to-34-year-olds) are more likely to want a nap room at the office, free dry cleaning service and a personal shopper as perks than their older colleagues.  

This survey was conducted by  Harris Interactive and  included more than 2,000 adult workers.

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