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Five Simple steps to your 1st employee benefits package

Get your Employee Benefits in Clover from day 1…

If you’re a growing business with a growing team, you’ve probably given some thought to putting together an employee benefits package.

At this stage, however, you may be confused by what to include, or concerned about the budget that may be required.

Don’t be put off, creating a good employee benefits package is a sure-fire way to:

  • Increase employee loyalty
  • Encourage productivity
  • Create a supportive working environment

It can also cost a lot less than you may think.

Here’s how to get started.

1. Be clear on your ‘Why’

To begin with, ask yourself “Why does my company need an employee benefits package?

Apart from the advantages listed above, having an effective benefits package demonstrates to your customers and potential employees that your business cares about its personnel.

With consumers taking more of an interest than ever in ethical business practices, this is really positive PR.

2. What to include in your employee benefits package?

There are many options and the good news is, not all of them have a big price tag!

  • Offer your people flexible working
  • Role-sharing
  • Allowing them the option to work from home

These options only require installing the necessary systems and a bit of forethought and organisation.

Other options that have had a proven and positive effect on employee productivity include:

  • Gym membership
  • Providing healthy snack options
  • Encouraging your staff to take proper lunch breaks
  • Putting in place effective working systems that avoid a long hours ‘burnout’ culture

3. Outsource services

You can also consider outsourcing well-being services as part of your employee benefits package.

Did you know, for example, there are providers that offer health benefits such as on-site massage treatments specifically for workers?

Other companies such as event companies provide half or full-day ‘fun away’ days and team development days and these can be offered as a reward for reaching team targets and equally are great for team building.

4. Financial benefits

You may also look at (either now or in the future) including employee financial benefits in your employee benefits package.

These could include:

  • Pensions top-ups
  • Private health insurance
  • Health cash plans which cover dental fees and optical fees
  • Health and wellbeing treatments such as physiotherapy, chiropractic osteopathic and alternative therapies

Company pensions are consistently rated by employees as the most valued benefit, so this is definitely worth looking into.

5. Investing in the future

The main thing to remember is…

An employee benefits package is an investment in your company’s future and creating a caring culture will sustain its growth for years to come and keep your valuable employees with you.

Find out more!

If you’d like more advice on creating a customised employee benefits package and prioritising their well-being, talk to Clover HR about your options. We offer support to businesses from a wide range of industries, including financial, non-profit, and distribution. Call us on 0121 516 0299 or email info@cloverhr.co.uk for more advice.

To find out more about on-site corporate massage services, visit the Hands-on at Work website at www.handsonatwork.co.uk or call 07989 367669.

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