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Employee Perks Come in All Shapes and Flavors

Mustache Monday, chocolate fountains and air guitar contests aren’t your typical employee perks, but fun and frivolity are finding a welcome home at upstart technology companies where the steep competition for talent results in some unusual activities to attract, retain and inspire staff.

Vacation rental startup Airbnb’s offices feature a two-story indoor tree house and a section of a commercial airplane. Facebook sponsors game day when the entire company plays kickball or Capture the Flag. The online storage site Dropbox has a rock room with all kinds of instruments and an arcade room dedicated to Dance Dance Revolution.

According to Airbnb cofounder Joe Gebbia, creating a space where people feel comfortable spurs innovation. “We’re going to work hard and play hard.” Read the full Wall Street Journal feature or just out this quick video:


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