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Employee retention and company attraction stem from making your employees feel valued and appreciated at work — praising employees makes them feel as though their work is important. One way to do this is to provide benefits and incentives that are competitive. Not all benefits have to have a monetary effect on your company. Here are a few creative ways to offer good benefits and incentives to improve employee satisfaction.
It is extremely important to make your employees feel empowered to work independently. Most employees do not respond well to being micro-managed and are typically more productive when they aren’t. Allow your employees to collaborate on their schedule and choose to work when they are most productive. For hourly employees, give them the ability to offer their availability and communicate when they prefer to work so they can be most productive.
Giving your employees the ability to be independent at work simply allows them to freely collaborate on projects and tasks. Once you have done this, give them the space to succeed and show your trust in their work.
Provide healthcare options that meet their needs. Offering diverse options for your diverse workforce. Options like telehealth services, dental, vision, accident, and life insurance give your employees more expansive offerings.
Another way to improve your employees’ satisfaction is to provide educational and developmental opportunities. Not only will these benefits improve your employees’ resumé, but offering educational benefits will give them more skills to further grow within your company. Most employees want to be able to develop further within their companies, so as an employer can be your duty to provide those opportunities for them.
Lastly, employers can offer bonuses based on performance to make employees feel appreciated for their hard work. These don’t always have to be a monetary bonus — you can also offer extended vacation time or other ways to show you appreciate their hard work.
Benefits and incentives are some of the best ways to show your appreciation for your employees. Offering competitive benefits and showing employees you care will increase employee morale and satisfaction within your company. Contact us for more information on benefits for your employees.