Here is a comprehensive compilation of the most creative Ideation related benefit ideas that enable innovative organizations deliver better value to their employees well beyond dental, health and pension options that most offer in their plans.
These ideas a relevant for all budgets and sizes of organizations and provide a simplified approach to Benefits planning to increase employee satisfaction.
- Health Benefits
- Professional Development
- Vacation time / Leave
- Work schedules
Employee Benefits Ideas – Ideation
- Employees at BASF Canada are encouraged to connect and share their stories with colleagues from across North America through the in-house “eTV” employee television network — the initiative features employee video blogs and offers company news and information
- CIBC provides a number of communication and feedback tools to keep employees up to date and capture feedback, from the “Amazing Ideas” initiative that lets employees share and discuss ideas with colleagues on the company’s intranet, to the intranet-based “Newsfeed”, allowing employees to share photos and updates within an internal social network
- Canadian Tire offers a number of communication and feedback tools to keep employees up to date and capture feedback, from “The Torch” newsletter and the aptly named “inTIREnet” intranet to the “HotiDEAS” online feedback forum, which offers employees opportunities to pitch their ideas directly to senior leadership
- Corus recognizes employee contributions through a number of awards including the “Corus Citizenship Award” for top volunteers (includes a $5,000 donation to the winner’s charity), the “Creative Spark Award” to recognize and celebrate in-house talent, and the unique “Innovation Fund” to encourage employee creativity (awards are based on new ideas with the greatest potential return on investment)
- Griffith Foods recognizes exceptional performance and achievement through individual and peer-nominated awards such as the “Fresh Ideas Awards”, for employee innovation and suggestions for improvement
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