Employee benefits can be the make or break when it comes to whether candidates will apply for your role, and a company who reward their staff tend to generate a happier working environment. While I’ve talked about these benefits on this blog before, today I’m back to tell you some more that you should consider in order to attract and retain the best talent.
There are a few different employee benefits to consider when it comes to holiday entitlement, from increasing the amount they are entitled to by a day for every year they have been in the business, to offering the opportunity for a sabbatical, depending on your business.
This is a great benefit, and can really boost morale in the workplace – by extending your business hours with some people starting earlier and some finishing later (without spending an extra penny), you can give employees the flexibility they desire.
- Team building days
These days can happen during the workday or outside of it, but having a strong team who can work together in more ways than one can bring many benefits to your business.
By rewarding staff who have excelled you can both treat the staff who have done well, and motivate the entire team to work harder in order to receive these rewards. These rewards can either be monetary, such as bonuses, or things like a bottle of wine or box of chocolates.
If your office doesn’t already have a relaxed dress code, then providing a dress down way can be a nice benefit that won’t affect your business at all. Similarly, shortened office hours on a Friday can be a great way to end the working week, and often ends with staff going for a social drink together!
- Parental care
This kind of leave can be a great way to build staff retention and appreciation, and gives parents the opportunity to take paid time off or work from home if their child is sick.
I hope this blog post has given you an idea of a few more employee benefits you can consider offering in order to benefit both your business and your employees. If you found this helpful, check out our interview cheat sheet guide: