Why employers need to be clearer about their staff benefits. Plus one major perk you want to weave into your 2018 employee retention plans…
So, what’s on offer?
If you’re looking to recruit this year, make sure staff benefits are at the centre of your advertising approach. 85% of employees are more attracted to organisations who do so. A figure that rises to 94% among 25 to 34-year-olds (according to Canda Life & HR Magazine).
Presently only 37% of businesses ensure this information is readily available. So imagine the difference this could make if you’re recruiting at the same time as one of your competitors.
This tool isn’t only for staff attraction. In fact, staff retention can be significantly bolstered through reminders as to what’s on offer.
Tip: if you’re yet to see our piece on staff retention, pop it to the top of your reading list! It also contains further advice as to how to build a happier workforce.
Talking of staff benefits…
No 2018 staff attraction plan should be without a discussion of work-life balance. Thought this was just another marketing buzzword that would fast disappear? It’s far more than this! Work-life balance forms the focus of international research and could make all the difference to your business success.
The UK is currently lagging behind many European employers, so there’s certainly a lot more that can be done in this area.
Top benefits include…
Again, we urge you to revisit our recent staff retention post for a list of features that employees want to hear more about. Alongside these, you’ll want to consider:
- Promotion opportunities
- Competitive pay structures
- Voluntary schemes
- Ongoing rewards/performance incentives
- Healthcare & fitness plans
- Training opportunities
- Maternity & paternity support
- Holiday allowances
- Mentoring schemes
- Flexible working
- Childcare arrangements
- Other internal perks, such as on-site facilities, retreats/outings and similar.
Naturally, what you can offer will vary by your organisation’s age, size and structure. Yet there’s always something you can do to make your business more appealing to prospective employees!
Want to do more to attract employees in Bath & nearby?
We are proud to have entered our 19th year as one of the top independent Recruitment Agencies in Bath! We’d welcome the opportunity to discuss your recruitment plans. You can find out more about what makes us special with (Recruitment Manager) Karen Everett in the latest Bath Life – please see page 131.