In a different job market, you could expect great talent to come to you. But right now, the job market is more competitive than it has been in years. You need great talent, but if you do not find a way to make your company stand out from the crowd, the only thing you will attract is mediocrity. To find employees who can grow and succeed in your company, you need to be original and creative in your recruiting strategies. One question you need to ask is – what perks does your organization offer? And are these perks enough to lure people in?
Wellness perks are some of the best benefits you can provide your employees. People in the US are increasingly health-conscious. Wellness perks have a double advantage because not only do they appeal to young professionals, but they also help keep your team healthy. Casper, an online mattress retailer, is one company who has had a successful experience providing wellness perks to employees. They had employees keep track of their sleep and workout habits with a mobile app and paid them bonuses for reaching their wellness goals. Something along those line is a great idea for any company. People who sleep well and workout regularly will have better focus and will be more productive employees. Work is one of the leading causes of stress, so finding ways to incentivize employees to take care of their mental health benefits both the employee and the company.
The companies that attract the best employees aren’t necessary the ones that offer the best salaries—they are the ones that have the best work environment. The goal is to create an environment that keeps people’s spirits high. One way to do this is to provide employees with a sense of community. Social activities that allow employees to volunteer for a good cause are especially useful because they can enjoy socializing and giving back to the community at the same time. Companies with an enthusiastic, encouraging atmosphere are also top on the list; as well as companies that have a high level of job security.
A flexible work schedule is a top perk that candidates look for. Offering flexible hours and shortened work days are also great ways to sell your company. Many companies are guilty of overworking their employees, and it ends up doing more harm than good. Oftentimes, a 6-hour work day is better than an 8-hour work day and 4-day week is better than a 5-day week. Offering a generous amount of vacation days is also a plus. Candidates like the sound of shortened work days: it will grab their attention. And if done right, this can actually increase productivity. Try enacting a sort of contract where employee agree to avoid online distractions in exchange for more flexible hours. Limiting updates and staff meetings also helps. When employees are tired and overworked, they make more mistakes. It is ultimately more efficient to have employees working at their best.
One of the best ways to attract top talent is to create a workplace environment that people will enjoy working at. Flexible work hours, social activities, and wellness perks can all help make the work experience more positive.
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