As large corporations increasingly offer less job security, more workers are seeking out small firms where the atmosphere is more intimate and they can have more creative input, writes Joseph V. Tirella. Tirella notes that even though small-business owners are not able to offer all the benefits that big companies provide, they are getting more creative about the perks they can offer to keep their employees happy -- such as bringing babies to work, getting a free bicycle to reduce their carbon footprint or getting shares of company stock.

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