There are more women in the workforce today than ever before. This is undoubtedly a good thing, but it does mean that employees with children need to think about childcare. Childcare isn't always cheap, and some parents would simply prefer to remain close to their kids during the day. On-site childcare takes care of both of these issues. Employees will appreciate the reduced financial burden and the peace of mind that comes with knowing that their child is never more than a short walk away.
On-Site Fitness Benefits
By and large, Americans would like to be healthier, but ask anyone why they don't feel like they have the time and the answer will likely be "I'm at work all day." What better way to combat this attitude and get your employees on a healthier track than by instituting fitness benefits at your place of work? You don't need a giant gym, even a few treadmills will make a positive impact and get employees moving. You'll know it's working when employees start showing up early for work to get in a little exercise.
Financial Wellness Programs
The majority of today’s workforce struggles with balancing their personal financial obligations. This is especially true amongst Millennials who at large, are riddled with student loan debt. Benefits geared towards helping your employees lower their debt to income ratio, learn smart budgeting, and develop a healthy purchasing lifestyle are highly desirable and beneficial. Some financial wellness programs are even including student loan payoffs and offering employees payroll purchasing options to help them eliminate high interest credit cards as their go to solution for necessary large purchases. Studies show that by helping an employee improve their financial circumstance you will reduce distractions in the workplace and improve overall productivity/attendance, so financial wellness programs are in everyone's best interest.
A strict 9 to 5 schedule doesn't cut it for everybody. Some of your employees are likely night owls. Some may wish to further their education while they work. Whatever the reason, employees have busy lives and appreciate being able to work a schedule that fits their needs instead of trying to structure their entire lives around work. This isn't something that works for every business—you may rely on the traditional 9 to 5 to operate—but if at all possible look into offering your employees flexible scheduling. Being flexible could be as simple as allowing employees to work from home on occasion or simply letting them know that it’s not a big deal if they need to leave early for a doctor’s appointment.
Restaurants give their workers free or discounted food. Apple employees get a discount on Apple products. What kind of discounts are you offering your employees? You don't even have to sell a product to offer product discounts. With an employee purchasing program, you can give your employees access to reduced price, interest-free purchasing options for name brand goods and helpful services. Financial stress is a serious issue plaguing employees, and this is one way to combat that while still giving employees access to the goods and services they need.
Offering an impressive salary is no longer enough to attract the best and brightest employees. What you need is a good benefits package. Please, contact us at Summerlin-Roberts to learn more about our employee benefits services and how you can offer impressive, unique benefits to your employees on any budget.