Make Them Hustle (a little) for the Win
It doesn’t matter how old we get: everyone loves prizes. Make a dry topic more fun by introducing added incentives and a little healthy competition. Raffles, company giveaways, and contests are all great ways to increase engagement. Create a company-wide challenge to see which departments win for participation and early open enrollment.
Introduce some fun into your open enrollment! Host a lunch-time movie after your benefits presentation or order pizza for a Q & A session. Get creative and make it entertaining.
Build in Added Perks to Your Program
Do your employees already have the option to work remotely?
According to the New York Times, over 40% of Americans spend some of their time working offsite. It’s a perk that costs you little, but packs a huge value. Reducing a commute, saving on gas and being around to walk the dog adds up to a much happier, more productive employee.
Flexible hours are another big draw. Not only will your employees appreciate the time, you might be surprised how much more focused they are if they hit the gym or go to that yoga class before they clock in.
With proper planning, clear messaging, and some outside-the-box thinking, open enrollment can be an exciting, productive and successful time. Providing the right benefits and doing the work to get your whole company on board really is a win-win for everyone.