Recode is reporting that Google has reached a deal with a tech startup to make it easier for employees to earn extra money from perks.
According to Recode, Google and its partners are offering employees who sign up for perks as part of their existing work-related perks a chance to earn up to a 30% commission from the purchase of a new Google-branded smartphone.
Google’s perks will include access to the Google+ Hangouts video chat app and other perks, which are usually a dime a dozen in the tech industry.
Employees can earn up of 15% commission for purchases of new phones, up to an additional $200 a year for employees with a Google+ account, and up to 50% commission on new Chromebooks and other devices.
Recode’s report cites unnamed sources, who say that Google will give employees 15% back on the purchase and 25% on the next smartphone they purchase.
The company said it plans to expand its offer to its own products and services as well.
Google has struggled to attract employees after launching a $1 billion buyout program in May 2015 that was heavily criticized for paying out only part of employees’ severance payments.
The search giant has also struggled to convince people to join its new social network Hangouts.
It has also been plagued by poor search results and customer service issues in recent months.