What keeps employees happy? Here’s our handy guide.

There are plenty of traits that make a workplace great. But for our Best Places to Work, four traits standout: benefits, perks, talent and workspace.

If you work at a business, nonprofit or government agency in Greater Washington, chances are you have a good idea of where your workplace falls. Have a parental leave policy and vacation that makes you friends jealous? Your office probably falls under BENEFITS. Does your manager make sure that the kitchen is stocked with free snacks and coffee, and that monthly after-work happy hours are never skipped? Yup, you work at a PERKS office. If your top-notch team always has the best in technology and training and your HR department never lets an open position go unfilled for too long, TALENT is where your business belongs. And if it’s the digs that make your office stand out most — whether it’s the private rooftop deck, pets-allowed policy or standing desk options — then your workplaces falls into the category of WORKSPACE.

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