The Benefit to Adding Strong Benefits
A company is only as strong as their employee benefits. Okay, not exactly, but you get the point. Updating your offerings can improve your company’s popularity among applicants. Need a few ideas of what exactly your company could offer? If you said yes, you came to the right place! We recommend offering telemedicine options, flex schedules, food at work and more PTO. Enhance your traditional package and focus on attracting and retaining top candidates.
Let’s get into detail…
Health benefits are one of the most sought-after benefits that employees consider when looking for new work. That and more flex time. What if you could give your applicants both? Now you can! Telemedicine offers the best of both worlds. Telemedicine uses technology to have doctors diagnose and treat patients remotely. Companies like Teladoc boast a 10-minute response time, with most issues resolved in just one visit. This means that your employees won’t need to take as much time off for doctor’s appointments. Sold? Wait, there ’s more! Employees won’t even need to leave the house (or office) to get a prescription for an easily-identified diagnosis, like the flu. Telemedicine also offers a more cost-effective method of providing health benefits that can ultimately save the business money. Save money, attract top talent and decrease absences in the office?! That’s right. Optimum encourages companies to incorporate the benefits of telemedicine into their offerings.
Flex Schedules/More PTO
Of course, having the ability to be flexible in scheduling has become increasingly important in recent years. Most people share the philosophy that, if the work gets done right and on time, does it really matter where the employee is when they are working on it? Flexible hours or remote-working arrangements are perks that are highly prized by employees. Better yet, these cost next to nothing for the employer. Need more convincing? When employees get the opportunity to work from home or come in after hours, they feel that the company trusts them, and they, in turn, are more loyal and trust the company more too. Happy employees=productive employees! This leads to higher employee retention, which also reduces costs in the long run. Offering flex time, where a young parent can take time off to take their child to the doctor and not be penalized at work, is a great way to attract this kind of talent.
Food at Work
Food is something that is universally adored, right? It’s always a better day when someone brings in a birthday cake or orders pizza for the office. Businesses can consider feeding its staff as part of the benefits package it offers to employees. In one study, forty-five percent of survey respondents stated that the availability of a free lunch would strongly influence their decision about whether to accept an offer of employment. Who can blame them?! The pull for employees is strong – but there are also benefits to the employer. First, employees do not have to leave the office to go eat if they choose to eat out. Of course, it is still a costly endeavor to feed an entire office every day of the week. If that’s the case for your business, get creative. Buy lunch or breakfast once a month.