Nowadays, it simply isn’t enough to provide just the “top three” employee benefits: healthcare insurance, 401K/retirement, and vacation/PTO. To attract highly skilled employees in today’s candidate driven, low unemployment market, your company must ensure it’s doing all it can to check off every desirable benefit on job candidates’ lists.
Obviously, whatever you do to bring in new employees is also going to please your existing employees. And speaking of them, there is some cause for concern. The 2017 State of the American Workplace report from Gallup states that 51% of full-time employees are either actively searching for new jobs or are watching for openings. Worse, the Gallup study revealed that only 33% of employees are engaged in their jobs.
Many companies claim to take great care of their employees with excellent benefits, yet still bemoan their wallflower status among high quality job candidates. Is it time to pull out the plans for the built-in beer taps and high-end espresso machines? Maybe bring in a once-a-week masseuse or in-house hairdresser?