Over the last several weeks we went over the no or low-cost ways to make your company a great place to work. We went over many tips on what you can do right as far as offering benefits to your staff to make them want to work with you and your company.
We talked about:
- Why you need to look after your employees
- Good leadership
- Creating the right environment
- Challenges, training and development
- Employee perks
- Company benefits
- Choosing the right benefits
- Communicating benefits correctly
- Ways to get benefits wrong
In a nutshell, here are 10 most popular takeaways from this series on benefits.
- It pays to make your company a great place to work. Although base pay is still vitally important, it is not the only thing talented employees are looking for.
- Good leadership is vital. 27% of people who don’t trust their managers, don’t plan to stick around.
- Workplace culture starts at the top. To created a culture of communication, collaboration, fun and respect, the boss has to lead by example.
- Millennials rank training and progression opportunities as a top reason to stay in their job.
- Flexible working is a popular perk and could improve your employees’ productivity.
- Voluntary benefits enable you to offer attractive benefits at no or low cost.
- The benefits employees want are dependent on their circumstances and their outlook – so flexibility is key.
- Company-offered benefits such as accident insurance and hospital indemnity insurance can fill in the gaps in health care coverage.
- With paid time off plans and incentives to reduce unscheduled leave, offering paid leave can be a cheaper and more realistic option for small businesses.
- By effectively communicating benefits to your employees you help them understand the value of offering, which helps them get the most out of it. Voluntary benefits providers can help with this.