For organizations to complete in today’s marketplace for talent, common benefits have become ineffective as recruiting tools. Organizations need to look at creative employee benefits ideas that demonstrate to new employees that the organization can think outside the box.
Here is a comprehensive compilation of the most creative Employee Wellness 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 – Wellness
- Employees working at Capital One’s head office can take advantage of several onsite amenities including a cafeteria with subsidized meals, a nap room, an employee lounge (fully stocked with video games, a foosball table and a ping-pong table) and shared access to an onsite fitness facility
- Blake, Cassels & Graydon encourages employees to lead healthy, balanced lives through an extensive health and wellness program which includes monthly newsletters, lunch and learn seminars and nearby exercise classes — additionally, the firm offers a $600 subsidy to help cover the cost of gym memberships
- In an effort to help employees balance their personal health and wellness, The College of Physicians and Surgeons created a formal wellness program that includes subsidized onsite yoga, pilates and fitness classes, monthly wellness newsletters and workshops and an annual onsite wellness fair
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