Throughout the week, we come across some truly memorable articles that bring us fresh information, “Aha” moments and some HR and engagement wisdom. In this new #FridayFinds series, we’re going to round-up these articles and share them with you, with a special thanks to the amazing people behind the content.

So here they are, this week’s greatest employee engagement articles:

9 Employee Engagement Archetypes

A short video based on “The two sides of employee engagement” by Sean Graber. Perfect for a smart break. It talks about the different ways in which employee engagement is measured and offers a new and bold perspective of looking at this.

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These Are The Best Employee Benefits And Perks

Although our general tendency is to stray away from perks and benefits as an engagement driver in favor of culture-related drivers, we have to pay attention to recent research from Glassdoor, that found that more than half (57%) of people said benefits and perks are among their top considerations before accepting a job, and four in five workers say they would prefer new benefits over a pay raise.

From Airbnb’s $2,000 to travel, to Netflix’s year of paid maternity leave, thousands of employee reviews reveal the best benefits and perks in this article by Fast Company.

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HR Trends: Back To The Future In 2016

Because who doesn’t want to know what the future holds? HR trends, such as recruitment through social media, the impact of Generation Z, and the overhaul of performance reviews, were all apparent in 2015. In 2016, it’s likely that traditional business practices will be further disrupted by technology.

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Wait Until the Time Is Right Before You ‘Appreciate’ Your Employees

Although the title may elicit a “What do you mean the right time? Employees should be appreciated all the time, anytime!” response, like it did with some people on our editorial team, it’s actually a valid point.

Psychologist and trainer Paul White talks about the critical instances where well-meaning supervisors (and, sometimes leaders who don’t want to do the hard work of dealing with problems) try to use appreciation as a “quick fix” for deeper issues that need to be addressed.

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Join us next week as we share more of our favorite articles. We’d also love to know what articles made your week and what topics you’d like us to talk about next week so comment away.

Happy weekend!