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This Year IKEA Surprised Its 14,000 Employees With A High Tech Holiday Bonus

'Tis the season for giving, and while retail stores take their employee's time by making them work extra hours most employers make it worth their while by giving them a holiday bonus to thank them for all their hard work.

This year IKEA gave their 14,000 employees something high tech for the holidays- two Hamilton Buhl virtual reality headsets, one for them and one to give as a gift.

But IKEA had a very good reason for giving their employees VR headsets- because they recently launched IKEA Place, an AR app that allows customers to see how furniture will look in their home before they make a final purchase.

These headsets aren't all that expensive, so to make sure their employees were happy with their holiday bonus they also contributed millions to their employees' retirement funds:

The brand also announced in a press release that it will be offering “thank yous” to 123,000 employees worldwide through a total contribution of US$113 million to their retirement funds—that’s US$1,403 a person.

Part-timers will also receive bonuses as means of IKEA’s gratitude.

-Via DesignTAXI


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