Looking to refresh your employee benefits package or need to create one from scratch? Look no further!
The days of an employee benefits package consisting of boring perks no one is interested in are long gone! With the pandemic shaking up the workplace, it will take more than retirement benefits to entice top talent to work for you.
In this employee benefit guide, we will show you how to use our engaging and interactive employee benefits package template so you can tweak it with your own content, branding, and more. If you're looking to refresh your current package or need to start one from scratch, feel rest assured that this task won't take you long to complete when using our template!
We'll also be taking you through some of the more enticing employee benefit ideas to inspire you to retain staff and employee top talent.
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Why your employee benefits package might need a refresh
While health insurance benefits are essential for any workplace, staff members aren't interested in the free fruit bowl at work anymore. Let's face it; it's hardly relevant as most companies offer the option to work from home now.
With the Great Resignation in place, it's not just about bringing top talent to your team; the employee benefits package should include awesome perks that will keep your current staff members around for the long term.
You don't necessarily need to offer a higher salary to keep staff. In fact, many employees are looking out for the exciting employee benefits package on offer to give them overall job satisfaction.
Standard employee benefits you might already include
There are a few standard employee benefits packages most companies provide for all staff members, especially for small and medium business start-up companies who might not be able to offer high salaries. This usually consists of:
- Health insurance - this could include life insurance, disability insurance, health insurance, medical insurance, dental insurance, wellness programs, and much more
- Retirement plans
- Paid time off - including paid parental leave
- Additional compensation
Although they are necessary for most companies, it doesn't make the employee feel vaguely excited about working for a forward-thinking company.
The employee benefits package can really dictate what the company culture looks like...
...and help make a potential candidate apply for the role advertised if they are mentioned in the job description or careers page on your company website.
Forward-thinking employee perks to consider
Let's dive in and discuss some of the forward-thinking employee perks you might like to consider when building employee benefits packages. You'll need to assess whether you need your employees to work in the office because learning what it means to work remotely will help you decide whether a pool table in the office is actually worth it.
Here are some of the benefits of motivating employees, which will help you keep costs down.
- Extra time off - a luxury many employees won't have a problem with
- Mental health days - because it's essential to have me time and encourage the health benefits
- Stock options - offer the opportunity to invest in the company they work for
- Remote working & flexible hours - offer up a new way to work from anywhere
- Monthly food and snacks budget - just because your team isn't in the office for a Friday lunch doesn't mean they miss out on having lunch on the boss once a month
- Fitness & wellness memberships - because having a mind and body focussed on the job goes a long way
- Work retreats - it's essential to keep getting the team together when you're not working side by side in the office
- Opportunities to grow - keep your staff on their toes by encouraging them to take courses and learn more
- Student loan repayment assistance - help your employees close their student loan debt
- Pet insurance - some companies are looking out for your entire family, and that includes your pooch too
What about offering the unlimited paid leave option?
There's no need to get ahead of yourself and think offering unlimited paid leave will entice employees. It can have the opposite effect, which Lifehacker talks about.
Many companies who offer this job perk actually see employees burnt out because there isn't a standard time for how long you can really take off. Employees feel pressured to work longer hours and continue to keep up with workloads rather than take time out to relax. This, in turn will see employees leave after a certain time and look for another company that offer a fixed paid leave package.
Why use our employee perks template
We know you've got a lot on your plate and the idea of building an employee perks package has probably been at the bottom of your list for a while now, even if it is a crucial part of retaining staff and employing new hires.
If you're unsure what the employee perks program should look like, our template is a valuable resource to get your training started. Use our polished employee benefits & perks program template, and feel free to make it your own by editing the text, images, branding, and adding or deleting screens.
As an interactive course, you'll be able to make training engaging that your managers will pay attention to and will have actionable steps they need to complete.
The best part is you'll be able to track what your employees clicked on and how they interacted with each screen with our built-in analytics tool. This valuable information will help you improve and update the perks program as and when you need to.
What our employee benefits & perks program template looks like
We're going to break it down so you can gain a good understanding of what our employee company benefits package template looks like. As we mentioned above, you can edit this template as much as you like and add and delete screens where necessary (we have over 30+ lesson screens to choose from!).
Let's get started.
Start with a welcome screen
Start the workplace conflict training with a welcome screen simply by using the easy-to-use Timeline Screen. You can upload images using Unsplash in our image library if you don't have the relevant brand imagery.
Unsure what to say? Mention how excited you are the new team member is joining the team list some of the important perks you want to be clear about before jumping into the package.
We've listed the following:
Your wellbeing - mental health, wellbeing & fitness are a huge priority for us.
Looking after you financially - we want to help with cost savings on your bottom line.
Work/life balance - we take a genuine and authentic approach to flexibility and work/life balance.
We're highlighting the workspace perks in our next screen, which has been built by using the Hotspot Screen. It's a good idea to let the new hire know what office equipment they will be receiving if working from home.
If your staff members will be working in the office, upload images of the office stating what else is included, such as a drinks fridge etc. When you can visually show your new employees what the office looks like, it cuts out asking questions about how to find things.
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We've used the Image+ screen to highlight the next important topic: your wellbeing. We're highlighting three areas, although you could add more which suit your company:
- Time off
- Mindfulness subscription
- Growth and development
Click the + button to reveal the content in bite-sized form, so your new hire understands what's covered. You might like to add a gym membership or a yoga class in the office or anything else your company offers under well-being.
Think about the financial extras you can offer your staff! This could be anything from food perks to app memberships etc. We're highlighting the following financial perks in this screen that you can delete or add to by using the Springy List Screen.
- Food and beverage allowance
- Fitness allowance to help pay for gym memberships
Click on the title, which will reveal a description of what each entail.
Every company must take the work/life balance perk seriously. No one wants a member of staff burnt out within a few months of joining the company. We've used the popular and fun Wheel Screen, which highlights the following perks new team members can look forward to.
- Social events
- Family focus
- Parental leave
Simply click on each side of the wheel to reveal the description of the perk. This screen will help you see whether the team member has clicked on each wheel section in the analytics.
You'll probably have a few significant perks you'll want to dedicate a whole screen to so employees can clearly see what the offering will be. We've listed the following using the Accordian screen.
- Food & beverage allowance
- Fitness allowance
Click on each title to reveal the description and add as many highlights as you need to.
We've used the Slideshow Screen to highlight the general principles to set the guidelines for the company perks. We've listed the following principles as a starting point for you to add to if needed.
- New hires
A popular way to ensure your team members understand the benefits package is to include a Quiz Screen. Simply test them on their understanding, and you'll be sent their answers.
And lastly, the feedback screen
Always add a feedback section to the end of your training programs so you can gain relevant feedback from your employees to improve the perks program as and when you need to. While we have used the Image & Text Screen, you could use the document upload screen and ask your employees to upload their feedback via a form.
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