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National Employee Benefits Day 2022: Know What Your Employees Want From Their Job Benefits
National Employee Benefits Day 2022: Know What Your Employees Want From Their Job Benefits
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It is National Employee Benefits Day and we are excited to celebrate!

Offering attractive and affordable benefit options is a crucial strategic step for your business to hire and keep your employees happy! Demands for benefits are changing fast and here is what your employees want today!

According to a recent jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in 2022 edged down to 3.8 percent, and job growth was seen in many industries.

This is great news for job seekers but if you’re an employer, you need to be and stay as competitive as possible to attract and keep the best talent. This is why it is important to prove quality benefits to your employees through several means. Here is a list of benefits you might have not yet considered:

  • Apps, podcasts, gym memberships, and educational programs that help employees live healthier lives and often reduce their healthcare costs
  • Continuing education, online training memberships, company-wide soft skills education, job-related industry seminars or webinars, etc.
  • Create high-performing teams in a remote or hybrid environment using the most recent technology available
  • College saving accounts, educational assistance plans or matched employee college savings plan contribution
  • Pet insurance, pets at work, “pawternity” leave or bring a puppy to work program via a local shelter
  • Meditation / mindfulness training, mental health coverage or even quiet communal spaces
  • CPR and first aid training, disaster recovery services, identity theft insurance
  • Employee / family outings, child-care subsidies or on-site care, cash gifts for marriage / baby
  • Free lunch every once in a while, unlimited coffee / tea service, healthy snacks
  • Telemedicine access, on-site massages, standing, treadmill or stationary bike desks
  • Other creative ideas include: game day, BBQ party, escape rooms, surprise trips, paid volunteer work, sabbatical, or even home cleaning services
  • And why wait? Offer reducing benefits waiting periods

To Get Started:

If you wonder, where do I even start? It is easy! You can survey your employees and see where the loopholes are in the benefits, let them vote on the benefits they want and vote out what they do not use. You can implement it yourself or we can help you do it via our HRPro HR Consulting Services. Most of the benefits that are not so traditional fall under Lifestyle Spending Account (LSA).

 

What Is Lifestyle Spending Account

A Lifestyle Spending Account is where your employer sets money aside for you to use on eligible expenses related to physical, financial and emotional wellbeing. This benefit meets the needs of everyone, no matter your stage of life, age or circumstances and is designed to improve your overall well being or lifestyle. Think of it like a bonus set aside for you and dedicated to the expenses or experiences you value most.

Examples of Eligible Expenses

Physical Wellness Financial Wellness Emotional Wellness
  • Athletic equipment and accessories
  • Exercise equipment
  • Gym, health club, spa and fitness studio memberships
  • Fitness classes (yoga, Pilates, spin/ cycle, dance, etc.)
  • Lessons (golf, swimming, tennis, dance, etc.)
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness trackers
  • Entry fees (marathons, leagues, etc.)
  • Passes (ski, snowboard, golf, swimming, etc.)
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Student loan reimbursement
  • Home purchase expense reimbursement
    (down payment, closing costs, etc.)
  • Financial adviser and planning services
  • Financial seminars and classes
  • Identity theft services
  • Meditation classes
  • Counseling services
  • Retreats (leadership, spiritual, etc.)
  • Pet care (walkers, day care, grooming, etc.)
  • Camping (equipment fees, etc.)
  • Personal development classes (art, cooking, etc.)
  • Annual park pass
  • Hunting and fishing licenses

Implementing Benefits that your employees want is easy, connect with HRPro specialist today! The first step is a discovery call, where we dive deep into how we can help you save money and offer the benefits your employees need and want in the ever-changing world we live in today! Together, we will create a long-term strategy that you can be proud of!

Always make sure to take care of your employees, as they take care of your business!

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