Editor’s Note: Here at Dispatches, we are always looking for ways to help our readers do things. For some of our readers, that means helping navigate the working world, for others, it means assisting in the ever challenging question, “what’s for dinner?” For still others, it means figuring out how to balance family life with everything else. In an effort to aid in all of these endeavors, we have collaborated on this article written specifically for our readers.
Business owners know that to look after the employees of the company is to look after the company. The truth is, there are multiple levels to this side of doing business. You have, for example, the level of just taking care of their health and safety. More than that is how you treat your staff in the bigger sense. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the top perks you should consider providing to your employees.
A Good Amount Of Paid Leave
Something we can all agree on is that everyone needs regular breaks in order to survive. If you overwork your employees, you are not really doing anyone any favors. If you are able to offer a good amount of paid leave, however, you will likely see morale increase. Make sure that you allow your employees the chance to have a decent vacation without any work responsibilities. This will help to refresh them and keep them strong in the workplace when they do return.
We all want to be able to plan well for our future. If you are able as an employer, you should make every effort to give your staff the opportunity for a great pension. Knowing that they will have something to look forward to – and work towards – is likely to impact how they feel about everything work-related. Alternatively, you might consider signing up for a superannuation with an organization like NSF Super.
Focus On Family
It is important to remember that your employees have a life outside of the workplace. The more that you allow them to make the most of that life, the better they will feel about their work. With that in mind, consider having specific perks for those who plan to add to their family. Consider offering paid maternity and paternity leave,
Finally, remember that your employees will probably appreciate nothing more than you allowing them to make the most of any company retreats. This can be a great way of really showing them that you care about them and their time off. You might be surprised at how impactful this can really be.