If you find a number of candidates turning down your job offers, it may be because of your benefits package. In addition to health insurance, a retirement plan with employer contributions, and paid time off, job seekers want benefits that address the unique needs they face as they move between life stages. This results in increased productivity, job satisfaction, and retention. As a result, more candidates will want to work for your company.
Here are some of the top benefits you can offer to attract and retain employees in 2021.
Because of the ongoing need to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the desire for telehealth services is in high demand. Employees can use phone and/or video interaction to receive acute, chronic, primary, or specialty care from home. Not traveling to medical appointments saves both time and money and reduces the coronavirus spread.
Employee Assistance Programs
As stress, depression, anxiety, and burnout continue to rise during the pandemic, employee assistance programs (EAPs) are especially important. Staff members can receive help with personal or work-related problems that may affect their physical, mental, or emotional well-being and job performance. The programs typically offer free, private assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up services to promote overall health.
Employer Contributions to Health Savings Accounts
In addition to a health insurance plan, employer contributions to a health savings account are in demand. As healthcare costs continue to increase, assistance with savings to cover the costs is appreciated.
Because a significant number of employees are parents, the desire for childcare assistance is great. As the cost of raising children continues to rise, help covering a portion of childcare fees lets working parents’ income go further.
Student Loan Assistance
With the increasing number of millennials making up the workforce, the need for student loan assistance is increasing. Because a significant number of college graduates finish school with substantial debt, they welcome help to pay it off.
Since many parents are both teaching and watching their kids while working from home, there is a strong need for services that make life at home more manageable. These include laundry and dry-cleaning services, household management resources, grocery or meal delivery, and errand running.
The ability to choose among non-medical offerings is highly coveted. These options may include eldercare assistance, access to legal services, or term life, short-term disability, or pet insurance. Providing a range of offerings allows for customization of benefits to meet changing needs during any life stage.
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