Happy employees are more productive employees. They are more likely to stay with your company and more likely to produce top notch work while they are there. While generous health benefits are a top draw, they aren’t the only employee benefits you have available to enhance the employee experience. These benefits are easy to put in place, but hugely appreciated by the people who work for you:
Today’s highly connected digital landscape means that it’s easier than ever for people to get the work done on a schedule that fits the rest of their lives. Offering flexibility can make your company a work-life balance winner, and help you draw highly dedicated top talent. Are you able to offer partially or fully remote positions? Can you allow employees to switch to production-based metrics and put aside the 9 to 5 mindset? The more you can offer, the happier many employees will be.
Most offices have a coffeemaker and a water cooler. Step things up by adding a bank of free, healthy snacks. These offerings don’t cost much but take the edge of hunger to keep employees engaged. Fitness gear, nap pods or other health and wellness offerings can help burn off excess energy or recharge.
Professional Development Opportunities
These offerings are a win-win: employees keep themselves challenged and you get the benefit of their enhanced skillsets. The best professional development programs are multifaceted. In-house trainings and workshops allow you to give uniform training that benefits everyone on the team, raising everyone’s knowledge level. Tuition reimbursement or yearly funds for educational opportunities allows team members to go out on their own to develop new skills.
Community Involvement Programs
Today’s workers are more likely to say that the values of the company where they work are important to them. Show your values by making it easy for your employees to benefit the communities where they work. Companies, for instance, can offer employee benefits that include a few days a year of paid volunteer time off so that employees can dedicate time to the causes that matter to them. Donation matching programs allow charitable giving programs to go further.
Everyone likes a chance to make their money go a little further. Partner with retailers and service providers to offer your employees discounts as a benefit of working for your company. Popular options include discounted cell phone plans, reduced price tickets to local attractions and discounts on travel needs like hotels, rental cars and plane tickets.
Offering a range of unexpected perks is a great way to set your company apart and create a more positive and satisfying work experience. By offering employee benefits that go beyond the usual, you can keep the people who work for you happier and more likely to stick around. But, the core of a good benefit program is good healthcare offerings. Get in touch with Innovative Broker Services at 916-932-2356 to learn more about how to create a great employee benefit program.