The Modern Benefits Package Workers Want

Offer Valid: 09/24/2023 - 09/27/2025

To stay competitive and attract the best talent, employers must begin offering more than the standard benefits package. While health, dental, vision, and 401(k)s are all necessary and important, they are no longer enough to set your company apart. In order to recruit and keep top talent, you need to be offering cutting-edge benefits that address the changing needs of your workforce. Here are some examples of benefits that will help you attract and retain the best employees.

Wellness-Focused Programs

Wellness programs are a great way to show your employees that you care about their health and well-being. Offerings such as gym membership discounts or on-site yoga classes send a message that you are invested in your employees' physical and mental health. Wellness programs have been shown to improve productivity and morale, so they are a win-win for both employers and employees.

Mental Health Coverage

Mental health is an important issue that many people struggle with. By offering mental health services like counseling, you are showing your employees that you understand the importance of mental health and are committed to providing resources to help them cope with any challenges they may face. This benefit can go a long way in improving employee satisfaction and retention.

Flexible Work Hours/Work From Home Options     

Offering flexible work hours or the ability to work from home is another great way to attract and retain top talent. In today's world, more and more people are looking for ways to balance their work and personal lives. By offering flexible work arrangements, you are showing your employees that you understand their need for balance and are willing to accommodate their schedules.                         

PTO to Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, and it can also be beneficial for businesses. When businesses offer volunteer time off as a benefit to employees, it shows that they care about more than just profit. Employees who have the opportunity to volunteer during work hours are more likely to feel good about their job, and they may even be more productive when they return to work. In addition, businesses that encourage volunteering can build strong relationships with local nonprofit organizations and create a glowing presence in the community.

Tuition Reimbursement

Another smart way to attract top talent is by offering education benefits. This could be in the form of tuition reimbursement for employees who wish to further their education or professional development courses that will help them in their current role. Employees value companies that invest in their growth, so this is a great way to show you are committed to your employees' success.

Covered Parental Leave

Paid parental leave shows that you value families and understand that sometimes life gets in the way of work. By offering paid parental leave, you are sending a message that your employees' personal lives are just as important as their work lives.

Create a Formal Benefits Guide

For both your current and prospective employees, it’s helpful to have a formal document outlining the benefits you offer. It should also include the guidelines associated with them, including any restrictions associated with each benefit. For example, you may offer on-site wellness classes to new hires the day they start working, but only employees that have been with the company for three months or longer get paid parental leave. Putting these guidelines on a PDF ensures an attractive and easy-to-share document. PDFs are also easy to update with editors, merging tools, page-deleting tools, and compressors; go here for a variety of tools that will help you keep your benefits PDF up to date.

Gather Employee Feedback

To gauge which benefits would be most attractive to prospective employees, make it a priority to survey your current staff every year. Ask them what benefits they would like to see offered and what would make them want to stay with the company longer. Use this feedback to help inform your decisions about what benefits to offer.

Employees value companies that invest in their growth and development, offer flexible working arrangements, and provide resources to promote wellness. Keep these things in mind when revamping your benefits package so you can attract the best employees for your company.

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