5 Employee Benefits to Attract Talent
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Discover contemporary perks that entice workers to take or keep a job.
In a competitive employment market, many employers implement unique benefits to attract talent. Here’s a look at some of the latest perks that entice workers to take or keep a job.
Home office stipends
With the rise in remote and hybrid working, folks working at home need equipment that supports their physical health. Stipends that can be used for ergonomic chairs and sit/stand desks and other equipment show that employers care about employee wellbeing.
Another perk for fully remote workers is stipends for use of a co-working space. Having a co-working space can help alleviate the isolation and loneliness some people feel working at home full time.
Employers are doing more to support employees and their families with the following:
- Fertility assistance
- Longer maternity and paternity leave
- Private lactation facilities
- Childcare facilities or discounts for childcare
- Eldercare assistance
Welcoming pets to the workplace is another way employers attract and keep employees. Some employers go even further by subsidizing pet health insurance.
Extended paid time off for long-term employees allows people to pursue activities, travel, studies—anything that interests them—and return to their jobs renewed. Many employees highly value sabbaticals for their opportunities for professional and personal growth.
Many employers have long offered tuition reimbursement, but the contemporary version of education assistance goes even further. Employers are helping with student loan repayment as well as tuition for employee dependents. For example, a company may contribute to 529 savings plans for employees’ children.
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