Practical, Helpful Benefits Employers Can Provide Their Staff
When it comes to running a business, few things are as critical as recruiting top talent and retaining your employees. The question is, what’s the secret?
Simply put, you must go the extra mile in keeping your team members satisfied. Each employee should be excited to work for your company and motivated to contribute to the organization’s overall goals. Along with offering fair wages and cultivating ositive company culture, throwing some unique benefits into the mix that actually help your employees can go a long way. NAHCEU is here with a few ideas:
Coaching and Training
Most employees who begin in an entry-level position aspire to advance to a higher level at some point. If you want to develop a strong staff that sticks with you for the long haul, one of the best things you can do is offer coaching and training services. Some companies provide these services in-house. But if you don’t have the resources for that, then look for external organizations that can give your employees the training they need for advancement.
Higher education isn’t cheap, and many of us still pay for it long after we graduate. Offering to pay for your employees’ education can be a strong incentive for recruiting and retaining workers.
For instance, if your company is in the healthcare industry, your employees could get a degree in healthcare administration and learn skills in management and leadership, risk assessment, communication, and many other areas. Moreover, if they pursue an online degree, they will keep working for you and maintain balance in their lives.
More and more companies are taking steps to foster the mental and emotional well-being of their employees. One way to do this is by offering fitness classes .
If you have space in your office for yoga or other activities, then you could hire coaches to come in during work hours. If not, then look into partnering with a local fitness center to provide your employees with free or discounted classes.
Another way to help your employees foster their mental health is to provide counseling services. Depending on your available resources and preferences, you could offer either in-person or virtual therapy sessions. Furthermore, you could connect employees who are moving, having a baby, or undergoing other significant life changes with informational services.
Another benefit to consider providing for your employees is onsite health services. Some companies keep a registered nurse or massage therapist onsite so that employees can make appointments necessary for maintaining their health. And if you want to go the extra mile, put an ingredient station in the cafeteria that allows workers to prepare nutritious meals to take home with them.
Morale is critical to the success of any business. And sometimes, your employees just need an excellent annual party! Consider planning parties for every major holiday, including Christmas, New Year’s Day, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Establish a weekly karaoke night and a monthly game night. Get creative, and plan parties that will foster the health of your company culture.
No company is perfect, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take productive steps toward keeping your employees excited, motivated, and satisfied. If people love working for your business, then you’ll experience exceptional employee retention rates, and you’ll be in a great position to recruit top talent along the way. Offering benefits like those above will help you become a desirable company, and it will ultimately help pave the way for long-term growth and success.
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