When looking for a job nowadays, prospective employees look for more than just a job description. In fact, a huge drawcard for attracting talented employees is the perks (or company benefits) offered. And because we are all getting used to a new way of doing things, company perks are taking on a whole new meaning. Hence, if you own a business and are looking to implement never-heard-of-before company benefits that your employees will marvel at, Keetria presents a few examples that can help get you started.
Limitless vacation time
Indeed, this would sound like a dream job perk for almost everyone. Furthermore, it should attract top talent from everywhere and is one way of gaining access to a select talented pool of prospective job searchers who may have gone looking elsewhere for better company perks had you not offered this. Of course, employees are obliged to work the required number of hours in order to be eligible for this. Nonetheless, unlimited vacation time is an eye-catching company perk that won’t go unnoticed.
Health and wellness days
Sure, this may have been around for some time. However, the need for health and wellness benefits is still just as relevant today as it ever was. In addition to standard on-site gym facilities, why not offer a variety of options to your employees to ensure you’re catering to a wide variety of interests. You could also offer access to counselors for mental health issues, given the significance placed on mental health recently.
Extended parental leave
For most working parents, having the option to apply for an extended leave when they need it could literally save the day for them and is sure to be very much appreciated and valued. Furthermore, offering the option of flexible work times is also sure to be a valuable company perk that many working parents would give anything to have access to.
Tickets to popular sporting events
If you have many sports fanatics working in your team, then offering tickets to the next big game is sure to get people excited about working for you. Look online to purchase tickets in bulk and you could end up saving quite a bit in the process. In addition to this, employees will also have access to tickets to watch the Houston Astros on an ongoing basis, as well as the option to also view spring training sessions live.
Scholarships for the next generation
Here, we’re referring to offering scholarships for employees’ kids who require some financial assistance to get into college. This could be based on employee performance to determine the most deserving winners of such a scheme.
Not just company lunch or dinner reimbursements
Instead of just offering the odd lunch or dinner reimbursement for employees treating clients to a meal on the house, why not take it a step further and offer employees reimbursements on their vacation expenses too? Here, the choice is yours as to what you would incentivize. Nevertheless, even a small gesture like this can go a long way in retaining employee loyalty.
Benefits that are not the norm
Indeed, the landscape of jobs has changed dramatically. Prospective employees are searching for something different when it comes to landing a job. Even more than this, they are looking for company perks that are a little different from the norm (and way more exciting) to convince them to commit to a job long-term. Failure to implement such changes could mean that you risk losing outstanding talent to other companies. And who would want to risk that?
Keetria is an entrepreneur, wellness advocate, and brand strategy coach for creatives & entrepreneurs with 16 years of public relations expertise working with some of the world’s leading brands, startups, media personalities, and entertainers. If you would like to work together, don’t hesitate to reach out!