Sunday, April 18, 2021
Home Business Looking Beyond The Salary Hike: Unique Employee Benefits And Perks To Keep...

Looking Beyond The Salary Hike: Unique Employee Benefits And Perks To Keep Them Engaged And Happy

Providing a good workplace is very important

By Hubert 

Gone are the days when employed professionals would switch jobs for a measly salary hike. These days, unless you are offering a monster-sized hike, the value of an ‘industry-standard’ hike simply pales in front of the value of joining a big organization that offers a lot of perks.

Thankfully, with the increasing value of perks in the minds of working professionals, the field has been leveled for smaller businesses that are looking to attract top talent.

While bootstrapped startups cannot always match the salary figures offered by the big four in their industries, they can offer the following unique benefits to attract top talent:

Follow NewsGram on Facebook to stay updated.

Professional Development

With the rise in popularity and accessibility of eLearning tools like web conferencing solutions and learning management systems, providing employees with training and in-house professional development opportunities is easier than ever before. 

In fact, employee training has become such an accessible undertaking that a ClearCompany survey revealed that 68% of employees consider training and development the most important policy of an organization.

94% of employees said they will stick to their current organization longer if their employer makes an investment in their training and development.

Investing in the training and development of an employee makes them stick to their job more often. Pixabay

Genuine learning opportunities don’t just enable your business to attract and retain top talent, but over time, it also gives your business access to a better trained and more skilled workforce.

Flexible Timings

At its California headquarters, Netflix does not track the work hours or vacation days of its employees. Their managers only concern themselves with the things that they get done. Sure, there may be some deadlines involved, but there is no real ‘time tracking’ and ensuring that employees are working 40 hours every week.

Now, Netflix is a raging success, a billion-dollar company and while some of this success can be attributed to their ultimate take on flexible working hours, not all businesses can suddenly stop tracking their employees’ working hours.

However, all businesses can introduce at least some level of flexibility in their working hours. This way, you can start building a culture of ownership at your organization, one that values productivity and not busy work.

Want to read more in Hindi? Checkout: पीएसएलवी-सी49 रॉकेट और 9 विदेशी उपग्रहों संग सफल उड़ान भरी 

Make Your Office Pet-Friendly

While your employees may be working from home currently, things have started getting better and soon, everyone will be back in the office. At this time, you should consider letting your employees be accompanied by their furry friends.

Having pets at work has been proven to reduce stress levels for employees, and improve the ability of your team members to collaborate with each other.

Having pets in the workplace helps to reduce the stress of employees. Pixabay

Not to forget, since many pet owners consider their pets a part of their family, having their pets at work will enable them to maintain a healthier work-life balance.

Help With Social Causes

Many of us have at least one social cause that we feel strongly about and support as much as we can. Lately, employers have started supporting their employees in helping out with the social causes they care about.

For instance, Google matches every donation made by their employees. Moreover, for every 5 hours of volunteer work that an employee does for an NGO, Google also donates $50 to that organization.

This will not just help your employees feel even better about fulfilling their social responsibility, it will also earn your business a lot of great PR.

ALSO READ: Indian & UK to Set Clean Air Street Initiative in Bengaluru


The importance of monetary compensation may still be significant for many professionals, but modern employees are placing an increasing amount of importance on the other benefits associated with an employment opportunity.

Does your organization offer any unique benefits to its employees? 

(Disclaimer: The article is sponsored, and hence promotes some commercial links.)



Most Popular

Older Adults More Willing To Help Others As Compared To Younger Adults

New research has found that older adults are more willing to make an effort to help others as compared to younger adults. According to...

Explore The Heritage Of Punjab Through The Lens Of Documentary ‘The Bathinda Fort’

With a view to inspire the younger generation about the glorious historical and cultural heritage of Punjab, senior Advisor to Chief Minister Lt Gen...

Know About The Six Nepali Women Creating A Record Feat

Six Nepali women have reached the top of Mt. Annapurna creating a record feat on the 8,091-metre tall peak, the Himalayan nation's Department of...

Study: Covid19 Likely Not To Effect The Brain Directly

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, likely does not directly infect the brain but can still inflict significant neurological damage, a new study suggests....

Explained: The Connection Between Hindus And Yazidis

BY- JAYA CHOUDHARY The Yezidis are the Kurdish religious minorities from countries like Iraq, Syria, Iran, and Turkey. With the news focusing on the culture...

Spiritual Power To Guard, ‘Jai Shri Ram’ Printed Mask More In Demand

As the second wave of covid19 is increasing everywhere especially in Maharashtra and other states. The only possible way to protect yourself is to...

Close Representation Of Women And Men Competing For The First Time In History

UN Women, a United Nations entity for gender equality and women's empowerment, on Friday said that the 2021 Tokyo Olympics will have close to...

What Has Happened To Basic Cricket Intelligence?

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has commenced with a flourish. Cricket has become the entertainment in this scary, dreary, and home-bound alternative that one...

Recent Comments