Here’s a great article about Fortune magazine’s 2012 top companies.  Guess what defines the top companies?  Trust.  And “this has only increased over the last 15 years.”

Here’s where pay and benefits fit into the equation:

Sure, the pay counts – to the point that people feel it’s fair compensation for the work they do. And  the perks are great, but they’re icing on the cake for a company where people trust in management’s integrity and feel safe in taking risks, making the occasional mistake and openly discussing it with the team.

Go check it out – a good read!