There’s great article in the Harvard Business Review on perks that matter to employees.
Benefits schemes are built around heavyweight benefits such as child care vouchers, private medical insurance, cycle to work, and gymflex. And, for good reason, the data consistently shows employees want employers to help them make their salaries go further and support health and personal development.
Mobile and remote working has become the new norm as we seek a better work-life balance. Flexible working, holiday trading, and work from home days are increasingly straightforward policies to adopt and the study adds weight to the value employees place on flexibility in their day and the impact on company performance.
Keeping a scheme fresh
Keeping your scheme fresh with new ideas can be tricky. We like to ask a couple of questions: what’s going to make day-to-day life easier for your staff? What new experiences can you give them, something they haven’t done before that can still be done at work?
The former can centre around ‘chores’, for example, having the local dry cleaners provide a collection service, or onsite haircuts. New experiences can be the more interesting ideas. Indian head massages, or street food days (check out Feast it) that give new experiences and re-enforce your brand.
We talk with businesses every day of the week about their aspirations as a company and how they bring their workforce into a shared vision for mutual success. We love nothing more than seeing a client go live with a platform and benefits we know the staff in that company will love. Innovative and well thought out to benefit the staff and company alike. If you’re bringing your benefits scheme up to standard, get in touch and we’ll share some of our favourite and most popular perks.