Most contractors and custom homebuilders complain about how hard it is to find – and keep – good workers. Obviously, salary or hourly wage is an important factor. But there’s more to total compensation than just take home pay. Here are some other incentives to consider as you try to build your team. Depending on the size of your business, not all will apply. But they will help you think about how to grow your team as your business grows. Join a group medical plan. Offer a company pension plan. Instead of a straight bonus, offer matching investments in RRSPs, a Tax-Free Savings Account, or Registered Education Savings Plan for employees’ children. Consider a profit-sharing program. Pay for training programs or help subsidize school expenses. Cover the lease on a company vehicle. Provide an expense account for tools.