Top talent is hard to find and even harder to keep. While large salaries certainly capture the interest of creative, motivated candidates, in truth, it’s the employee perks that can seal the deal. Because highly-productive people know they will be an asset to any company, they tend to be free of the anxiety that immobilizes more ordinary workers. So, a corporate culture that sends the message that they demand significant sacrifice in exchange for the fat salary will drive the best employees away. Knowing this, your company can attract and hold better talent if you offer good, non-salary benefits. Here’s a short list of company incentives you can use to sweeten the recruiting pot, boost productivity and even lower your insurance costs.
Getting a good workout on a regular basis has become an important part of many people’s days. Desk work tends to make lumps out of formerly active souls, so offering free gym memberships to your employees will inspire them to get the blood pumping, cardio toned, immune system jump-started and the endorphins flowing.
An even better perk is to build a gym on the premises and allow employees to use it anytime during the work day. You save them the time and expense of driving to an outside gym, which becomes yet another benefit.
Sponsored Sports Team
Company-sponsored teams, be they softball, basketball, soccer or bowling, allow your people an opportunity to work together after hours on a personal basis. This tends to foster a better team spirit at work, is a perk to for company, and gives them a fun outlet for their energies not dedicated to their jobs. Company teams have long been proven as morale boosters. Fortunately, they are fairly low-cost, so any business can offer this benefit. Employees enjoy wearing uniforms sporting the company name and feel proud to be a part of it.
Paid Time Off for Community Service
Charitable giving in the community makes us feel good about ourselves. But some volunteer work requires a time commitment too large for many employees to spend. By giving paid time off for community service, you not only allow your people to get involved, you are actually participating in the good deeds, as well. If you provide shirts with your company logo for the volunteers to wear, you put your name out there as a socially-conscientious organization, which further attracts top talent.
Catered Meals and Gifts
Who doesn’t like free food? By bringing in catered meals or goodies from time to time, you tell your employees that you value them. Another great token of appreciation is to carry around gift cards for things like free movie tickets, restaurants, retail stores or local attractions and hand them out as surprise rewards to employees individually. Not only do they receive the benefit of the gift, but your recognition of their efforts will absolutely make their day.
Extra Time Off at the Holidays
The short days and hectic bustle around the holidays strain most people, especially those who must try to squeeze the shopping and parties into full days of work. Many businesses not involved in holiday sales and shipping see a severe drop in activity around the holidays. Why not take advantage of that and give your employees paid vacation time before the big days? Even half days will go a long way toward solving their problems, and so inspire loyalty and harder work during normal seasons.
Job perks may equal salary compensation in terms of drawing and retaining talented employees. Learn what your employees value the most for happy lifestyles and see what your company can do to keep them dedicated and working hard for you.
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