Creativity Surrounding Benefits. Companies are finding new and creative ways to compete for talent; aside from the usual competitive salary, health benefits, and PTO. A few innovative companies have begun to offer perks, including: paid volunteer time, gym memberships, offering in-office wellness programs and vacation allowance. What are a couple of benefits your company could offer to set yourself apart?
Less Traditional Reviews. Many companies are taking the “annual” out of “annual review”. Some are gravitating toward two way conversations. Platforms such as Small Improvements are low-cost and make 360- degree feedback fluid and easy. While not everyone is onboard with this type of review, many are increasing one-on-one meetings with employees, allowing for more frequent feedback for their team members.
Professional Development. Your business is always evolving; therefore, so should your employees. We need well - trained teams, but we also need to provide development for our employees for the sake of retention. Professional development does not have to be expensive. Encouraging employees to attend meet-ups or lunch and learns or participating in your industry associations can cost little to nothing. Online courses through Lynda have low monthly fees.
Remote Work/Increased Technology. As in recent years, telecommuting has continued to increase, technology for remote workers has become increasingly available. Messaging platforms such as Slack, Microsoft Teams and Skitch have allowed teams to collaborate easily, regardless of their location.