Some small companies have the scheme for stock option that is given to employees as a privilege for those with a tenure of more than 5 years. I think that is a good idea for added benefit because the stock option gives the employee a sense of ownership that somehow they are part owners. With that idea the employee tends to work with dedication and be concerned with the well-being of the company. In the first company that I worked for, we had that stock option although the amount was not that substantial. But every year we receive a dividend that is equal to a week of salary.