Employees are the heart and soul of any organization. As organizations strive to create a workplace that fosters a positive and supportive environment, many are proud to offer a wide range of unique and exciting benefits that make working for them truly special. From caring for employee well-being to celebrating their milestones, many organizations are dedicated to ensuring every team member feels valued and appreciated.
According to a recent article published by Forbes, many organizations are now focusing on promoting additional benefit offerings as part of their recruiting practice.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Empowering Employees in Times of Need
Life can present challenges and it might feel overwhelming to cope with personal or work-related issues alone; this is why many organizations offer all team members an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Through confidential counseling services, emotional support, and resources, EAP is designed to help you navigate through life's ups and downs. Caring about employee well-being is important; with EAPs, organizations are better positioned to support their staff in these challenging circumstances.
Wellness Discounts - Investing in Employees’ Health and Happiness
Partnering with local fitness centers, wellness studios, and health providers to offer discounts and benefits to support well-being is essential. Whether your team members enjoy yoga, gym workouts, or want to explore new wellness activities, wellness discounts encourage your employees to invest in their health and stay active.
Pet-Friendly Workplace - Embracing Furry Friends as Part of the Team
Many employees consider their pets cherished family members, which is why embracing a pet-friendly workplace culture is an excellent perk. Consider allowing employees to bring their well-behaved furry friends to the office. The presence of pets tends to add a sense of joy and comfort to the work environment, making the organization a truly welcoming and pet-loving community. Pet insurance is also becoming increasingly popular to attract and retain employees who are pet owners and consider their pets to be part of their family. Pet insurance helps cover veterinary expenses in case of illness, accidents, and other medical treatments for employees' pets.
Work Anniversary Celebrations - Commemorating Employees’ Milestones
Each year spent with an organization is a milestone worth celebrating. Take the opportunity to recognize and honor work anniversaries, commemorating dedication and contributions to an organization’s success. From small tokens of appreciation to heartfelt words of gratitude, work anniversary celebrations are a way of saying 'Thank You' for being an integral part of the team. Some ways to commemorate milestones include hosting celebratory events, offering personalized gifts and assuring that the employees receive recognition and acknowledgement.
Surprise Days Off - Unplugging and Recharging
Sometimes, taking an unexpected break is the best way to boost productivity and morale. Throughout the year, employers can offer ‘Unplug and Recharge’ days, where the office closes its doors, and everyone gets a day off to rest, recharge, or practice their hobbies. Allowing the entire organization the same day off makes for an overall morale boost, which has been shown to increase better collaboration, reduce absenteeism and enhance creativity and innovation. These surprise days off are a testament to the commitment to work-life balance and fostering a culture prioritizing well-being. Some examples of additional time off include allowing staff to be off on their birthday and offering paid volunteer days.
Sharing Delicious Food, Snacks, Drinks - Savoring the Taste of Teamwork
It is necessary to prioritize the importance of coming together as a team, and what better way to bond than over great food and drinks? Ensuring the office is stocked with a variety of complimentary snacks, beverages, and treats encourages spontaneous conversations and camaraderie among colleagues.
A thriving workplace is one that values employees and creates an environment that nurtures their physical, emotional, and professional well-being. These perks are just a few ways we demonstrate your commitment to building a happy and engaged team. Take pride in fostering a culture where every individual feels respected, supported, and excited to be part of your journey.
Contact Kiwi Partners' HR Team if your organization need help with your employee benefits program.