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Good employee perks and benefits are something most people greatly value. Think of it this way- would landing your dream job still be exciting if you realized it didn’t include any employee benefits? Things like health care, paid sick days, and parental leave are all important benefits that most employees consider necessary to live, and should be offered to any full-time employee. In addition to these benefits, there are countless other ways you can show your employees how much you appreciate them in ways that are thoughtful and creative. Here are just a few of them!
Sometimes, you just need a day away from the office, so giving your employees the option to work from home as needed is something they will really appreciate. Remote days are particularly beneficial for employees who have pressing obligations at home, such as a sick child or pet. Working remotely gives your employees the leeway to take a day off from physically being in the office, while still being able to stay on top of their work and be kept in the loop. If you sense that your employees could use a little time away from the office, consider allowing them to take remote days as needed.
Emphasis On Employee Wellness
Your employees’ physical and mental health should be one of your top priorities as a team leader. After all, happy and healthy employees are more likely to perform well at work, which is why it is so important to take that into special consideration as an employer. Allowing your employees to take mental health days is one way you can do this. Life’s daily demands can get the best of us sometimes, and it’s common for employees to feel both mentally and physically exhausted and overwhelmed after working through a long, stressful week. Letting your employees know that they have the option of taking mental health days when they need to is a great way to show your appreciation. Additionally, you can consider offering other wellness benefits, like free or discounted gym memberships, which will motivate your employees to focus on their physical health as well.
Most full-time employees spend a good amount of time physically in-office, which is why employee perks are especially important here. Catered lunches, snack delivery, and a comfortable work environment are all great ways to show your employees how much you appreciate them. If your employees typically work at their desks in stiff office chairs, consider creating a lounge area in your office, and add a few couches and bean bag chairs so that your employees have the option of working at their desks or kicking their feet up and working from their laptops. If the weather is nice, offer your employees the chance to head outside and work from a picnic table or bench. Thinking of creative ways to show appreciation to your employees is key to your office’s morale and overall workflow.