Written by Guest Author | January 19, 2015
In today’s tough economy, everyone should be glad just to have a job, right? Therefore, obsessing over the benefits that you offer to your employees is surely a waste of time – it’s all about the pay packet to them.
Well no, that’s not the case, actually – or at least, not for the high performers your company actually wants. Today’s office recruitment landscape sees intense competition for good employees as well as for good employers, so you need to offer an attractive package.
Does that mean I have to be Google?
Fair enough, so you’re getting worried now, thinking about the big corporations like Facebook and Google with their extravagant-looking employee benefits like yoga classes and on-site laundry cleaning. How can you possibly hope to compete with the big players?
It’s daunting, but it isn’t an impossible task – you just need to show that you are genuinely committed to keeping your workers happy.
Here are four of the best benefits to offer, possible for almost any company involved in office recruitment.
1. Flexible schedules
Don’t be that infuriating boss who clamps down on an employee who spends 10 minutes more time away from their desk than their allotted one-hour lunch break. For today’s employees, being respected and treated like adults is essential.
Remember that it’s all about trust, and giving your employees flexibility in how they work is a sure sign of your trust in them.
2. Personal development
Most workers want a sense of independence and purpose in their work, but they also want mastery, and you can definitely give them chances to master their field by giving them plenty of professional development opportunities.
Corporate learning is becoming an ever-greater part of the modern workplace.
3. Employee wellness
What initiatives could you introduce to support your workers’ health and wellbeing? Perhaps you could offer fresh fruit in the canteen or have healthy lunches delivered to them every day?
Whatever you do doesn’t have to be overly expensive, but it’ll send a hugely positive message about how much you care about your workers as people.
4. Unlimited holidays
Unrestricted vacation policies aren’t the recipe for chaos that you might think – they’ve been adopted by such successful companies as Netflix and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin, and do not simply result in everyone lounging on a beach.
Such a policy is another show of trust in your employees and their ability to decide on the appropriate time to take a holiday.
Contact Webrecruit now about how the drastic difference that the right benefits can make to your office recruitment drive.