Everybody wants to attract the best talent to their business. Everyone wants knowledgeable sales people and employees who are passionate about their business. But we don't' always have the resources to compete for the best staff. I have been toying with the idea of giving a $75 store credit and/or 1 item allowance in-season (Sept for Fall, Jan for "Resort" , March for Spring and June for summer in the women's clothing industry.) I have been told by people that I am "too generous" in terms of my bottom line but right now I can only pay $12/hr and I have only two employees. I think the return on investment is pretty amazing (It's 150/season for four seasons to get people who are excited and able to wear the clothes in-store.) Do other people do this? For example in the tech sector, do the employees get to test drive the product? What do you think?