Company Benefits Employees Want
Did you know that in addition to salary, company benefits are a big deciding factor for candidates choosing where to work? Here are the top company benefits that employees want.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that life is unpredictable. Medical costs can add up very quickly. Employees want peace of mind knowing that they and their loved ones are protected in case of a medical emergency. If your company wants to attract the best talent it is imperative to offer them a company medical benefit.
WORKING FROM HOME
When COVID forced companies to send their workers home to work remotely, it changed everything. Companies started realising that employees could be productive and focused when not in the office. Employers everywhere began to understand that remote work really works. In fact, they also found that it improved employee motivation and retention. The Pandemic shouldn’t however be the only reason to work remotely, many employers agree that it also:
- Attracted new talent
- Increased productivity
- Improved employee health and wellbeing
- Offered the Company Financial benefits
- Provided a Better work/life balance
- Less sick leave
When you upskill your employees your employees become more productive. You are also closing skills gaps that your business may be lacking. When you offer your employees upskilling opportunities, you’re not only setting them up for success but your company too. As humans, we generally want to grow and advance in our careers. When employees do not receive training, they may start looking for a new job that offers on-going training. By offering training you can keep them engaged and stop them from leaving.
“Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.”- Richard Branson
TIME OFF IN LIEU
Instead of getting paid overtime, employees can get paid time off for additional hours worked. This benefits the company because they don’t have to pay overtime rates and therefore costs are lowered. For employees, this can give them more time to attend to personal or family matters during working hours.
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