Here are a few examples of creative employee benefits that you can implement:
Today, women make up a large portion of the workforce. This leads to a more equal share of household duties as well. Nowhere is this truer than with childcare. While women still take maternity leave, more and more fathers are choosing to take leave to help care for their newborn as well. Obviously, this can pose some financial issues. Offering paternal leave for fathers can help alleviate some of these issues and give new fathers the opportunity to help care for their child.
Health and wellness are big topics these days, but you don't need a huge wellness program to encourage employees to be healthier. Some companies are choosing to offer subsidized gym memberships to their employees. This is a cost-effective method of promoting wellness that requires minimal maintenance on your part. You can choose to offer fully paid for memberships or simply give employees credit towards a gym of their choice. Either way that employee is now one step closer to a healthy lifestyle.
Getting around isn't always easy, especially in the urban downtown areas where many big businesses reside. If you don't have a parking lot, employees are left to find parking on their own and that can be a time-consuming and frustrating process. What if your employees came into work refreshed and feeling ready to tackle their day instead of annoyed at all of the extra efforts they had to put in just to find a parking spot?
Some companies choose to lease out spots in nearby parking decks for their employees. Some prefer offering incentives for public transportation. What's best for you will depend on your area and your employee demographics. Either way, make sure you're not ignoring your employee's transportation needs.
Often employees who want to further their education are caught between a rock and a hard place. They need to One way you can help is by offering tuition reimbursement for employees who choose to go back to school. This is a valuable benefit that provides employees with an incentive to better themselves, which will obviously pay off for you in the long run with more competent and motivated employees.
Student Loan Management Services
With outstanding student loan debt at almost 1.5 trillion dollars it's no wonder that student loans are a huge source of stress for younger employees. As they continue to accrue debt and enter the workforce at a greater rate employers are going to have to do something to help mitigate this. Offering student loan management as an employee benefit will greatly benefit your younger employees and help set you apart from the crowd.
Offering an impressive salary is no longer enough to attract and retain employees in a candidate-driven job market. What you need is a robust benefits package. Please, contact us at Summerlin-Roberts today to learn more about our employee benefits services.