Whether you’re a new business or one that has reached rocky waves, you’re likely looking for good and, more importantly, affordable perks to retain your top talent and attract strong workers.
If your top talent is getting offers from better-financed rivals, your company could suffer a rapid loss of staff. The ultimate way to keep employees from bolting is to hire people who believe in your company’s mission, all the while rewarding them without breaking the bank. Here are a few low-cost perks you can offer.
- Let your employees work from home.
Give employees the option to work from home one day a week. Employees who telecommute reported improvements in their stress, morale, and productivity.
- Encourage breaks.
Set up a designated quiet room for employees to take 10-minute relaxation breaks. Employees will come back to their desk revitalized and ready to dive in.
- Pay workers to serve the community.
Plenty of companies pay employees to offer community service a few days a year. Not only do your employees feel better by giving to those less fortunate, but your organization also shows it cares about your community!
- Treat them to a film.
If you buy tickets in bulk for a film outing that appeals to many of your employees, you can make people happy, allow them to bond outside of work, and do it all for a modest amount of cash.
- Host fun Fridays.
Every fifth Friday, hire a catering company to serve up lunch, start the day with a box of donuts, or let your employees leave an hour early. Your staff will be kept happy with these benefits!
Letting employees use perks that make them happy can benefit your company more than you realize! Tight financial times demand affordable ways to keep employees content!