It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are approaching, and employers are starting to brainstorm ways to give back to their employees. If you don’t know what to do beyond a festive office party, then take a look at these four employee benefits to make your employees merry during the holiday season.
Time off with a Twist
One of the most sacred gifts you can give your employees this holiday season is the gift of time. It may be difficult for some large corporations to close for an extended period of time during the holiday season, so try to give time off strategically. Creating a rotating shift schedule can grant employees extra time off while also having someone in the office for the company to function.
Gift Cards Galore
You can’t go wrong with giving the gift of cash; however, a more personalized gift for your employees could be a gift card to somewhere they like to shop or eat. Employees will appreciate that you got to know them well enough to give them a personalized gift. A poll conducted by Express Employment Professionals, a franchised staffing company, said that 78% of their companies are offering a year-end gift or bonus. The amount of the gift or bonus varies widely across industries.
A Volunteer Outing
Giving back to the community is a fulfilling activity to partake in with your team. Considering the holiday season is upon us, there are numerous volunteer opportunities around town. Scheduling a day for the team to get out of the office, get some fresh air, and give back to society is the perfect way to boost morale and create team bonding.
It does not matter how big or small the gift you give – it is the thought that truly counts. Whether it is a bottle of fine wine, some champagne to celebrate the holidays, or some holiday cookies, your employees will appreciate a nicely wrapped gift and card.
If your company does not currently provide group benefits, then call Lewis & Palmer today to give your employees the greatest gift of all – a quality employee benefits plan!