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Intrinsic Benefits are voluntary (not compulsory) benefits that the organisation has implemented as an initiative or incentive to retain staff.  Intrinsic Benefits are non-monetary benefits as opposed to extrinisic benefits (monetary such as bonuses, financial rewards)


The aim of intrinsic rewards is derived from motivational theories related to the employee feeling a sense of personal satisfaction associated to work performance


  • Job Enlargement or Enrichment

  • Professional Development

  • Mentoring / Coaching Opportunities

  • Positive Feedback opportunities


HR Practioners may add intrinsic reward a part of the longer term Human Resources Strategy and incorporate its implementation into HR practices the organisation adopts to promote a better workplace culture.


Note, the value of instrinsic benefits is difficult to measure however organisations may refer to Staff Retention Rates and Employee feedback to gauge value.

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