As we end the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, ‘The Great Resignation’ is showing no signs of letting up. This mass exodus of workers from their pre-pandemic employers means that companies need to work harder than ever to attract and retain top talent. As it turns out though, simply strengthening your Benefits Program can help with this, while bringing advantages for your company as well.
Boosting Company Culture
After COVID-19 safety measures, strong company culture is one of the biggest things today’s workers are looking for. They want to feel valued as individuals, and they want to be part of the team. They also want to feel that they are contributing to something bigger than themselves.
Adding benefits such as flexible scheduling and remote work options shows that your company cares. It frees up workers to take care of their personal and family obligations, ensuring that they’re better able to focus while at work. Meanwhile, perks such as catered Friday lunches or monthly offsite teambuilding activities can help employees bond. Stronger bonds make stronger teams, and employees are less likely to leave when their work relationships are solid.
Adding a well-being program to your benefits package can help improve your workers’ physical and mental health. Offer not only health insurance, but also on-site wellness days with free blood pressure and other screenings, vaccination clinics, and even optional fitness classes. And don’t forget about mental health! Make sure your EAP (Employee Assistance Program) offers a few free counseling appointments, with referrals for those who need longer-term help. The healthier your employees are, the better they’ll be at their work.
Boosting Profits and Your Reputation
Ultimately, investing in your existing employees just makes good business sense. You’ll see higher profits when your workers are at their best and your turnover is low. And you’ll build a reputation as a caring company, which can attract not only top new workers but also loyal customers. People like to know that they’re supporting businesses that support their staff members.
At a first glance, strengthening your benefits program may seem expensive. But if you look at it as an investment in the future, the advantages become clear!
Need New Talent?
If you need qualified, trustworthy new employees in North Carolina, The Resource is here to help. With 40 years of experience, we know how to recruit just the talent you need. We can also be your resource for HR Consulting! Need assistance creating a new Benefits model, or conducting an employee feedback survey to know where your pain points lie? Our Consulting Division has a proven track record of assisting companies in these areas. Learn more and then contact us today to get started.