Finding the hidden gem within a wide field of potential employees is a particular skill of human resources professionals, but how do you unlock the potential that is hidden within each of your current staff members? When people are fulfilled and less worried about basic human needs, they are able to spread their wings and truly allow their talents to take flight. Employee benefits are often considered the “make or break” decision between whether tomorrow’s superstar elects to join your organization, but it’s important to keep in mind the value that current staff members derive from their employee benefits, too. See how you can leverage employee benefits to boost team morale and supercharge your business results.
Provide Thoughtful (and Exceptional!) Employee Benefits
Employee benefits go far beyond simply having enough sick, personal or vacation days to maintain health and wellness. Your employee benefits should be thoughtfully considered to ensure you are hitting the right balance between value to the staff member and cost to the organization. Sometimes, the items that are most precious to staff members are not incredibly costly to the organization, which is why it is vital to stay in close communication with staff members to understand their unique needs and wants.
Offer Ongoing Education and Training Opportunities
Knowing that your organization is willing to invest in you is one of the most fulfilling feelings for staff members because it reinforces the idea that you are an individual that has growth potential to your leadership. Providing ongoing education and training opportunities could be as simple as getting paid to attend an inexpensive local event that will help a staff member move to the next level of their career or gain a new skillset. Educational opportunities are not always found in the guise of expensive or advanced degrees — sometimes a free seminar during office hours can be perceived to be every bit as valuable for staff members.