5 employee perks that your small business can offer to stay competitive with the big boys

Employee perks
Even the smallest of budgets can offer some meaningful staff incentives

If you have a limited budget to spend on keeping your employees happy then you are typical of the many small businesses in the UK. However, you are expected to be able to compete with the likes of Google who offer fairground rides and nap rooms!

Whilst you may not be able to keep up with the big tech giants on scale, you can keep up with them on sentiment. You spend a lot of money recruiting the best employees, providing them with the best equipment such as X-Range Square Leg Bench Desks so why not do what you can to retain them? Here, are 5 ideas on how you can keep your employees happy and stop them leaving you to work for the big corporations.

1.     Offer a wellness programme

Show your staff that you care about their health and well-being. Start by getting them some discounts for a local gym. You may be able to strike a deal with the owner by offering something from your business in return. If you have a larger budget you could offer a package of healthcare cover. It costs nothing to organise a works football team or to get everyone out of the office for a brisk walk once a day! It will do them good to get away from their X-Range Square Leg Bench Desks for half an hour.

2.     The way to their heart is through their stomachs

No-one will turn down a free meal! You could combine this with your wellness programme by offering free healthy breakfasts. This costs pennies per employee. If you really want to make their day, you can surprise them with a pain au chocolat once a month! If you cannot afford free food you could heavily discount a staff canteen.

3.     Give them their birthday off

This really would be a hit. For many employees this would be the top of the list. It has proved to be a cost-effective way to please employees without any complex arrangements. Don’t forget to send them a birthday card!

4.     Get them away from their X-Range Square Leg Bench Desks

You don’t have to travel miles. Why not support some local leisure centres or a restaurant? If you have a bigger budget you could lay on a family fun day and get everyone involved. Activity days are great for team building and for getting to know each other better in an informal environment.

5.     Allow them to work flexibly

The greatest perk you can give your employees is to allow them to work from home sometimes. They do not have to be sat behind the X-Range Square Leg Bench Desks in your workplace to do a good job. If they can balance their work and family commitments they will be more productive and engage effectively with your business vision.

Make your workplace a great environment for your employees by selecting the best furniture for your needs from Office Furniture Online. Show your employees that you value them and they will remain loyal to your enterprise.

John

Head of cool things at Office Furniture
Bit of this, bit of that but love cats.

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