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How to use employee benefits effectively

A simple and straightforward guide on how to use employee benefits to benefit your business.

Any business owner or HR director knows how invaluable employees are when it comes to running a successful business.

Although you can’t list them as an asset on your balance sheet, they undoubtedly have a crucial impact on your business’s bottom line.

Keeping them happy, motivated, and productive is therefore paramount. That’s where employee benefit schemes can help.

Use employee benefits as a retention tool

Imagine you are interviewing a candidate for a new job role at your business.

You think you have found the ideal person, so now you’re focused on making sure they accept your job offer.

Employee benefits, such as Medical Cash Plans, can be used as a powerful tool to convince the talent you’re looking for to join your organisation.

What’s more, once the person accepts the job and comes to work for you, they will feel valued and motivated thanks to the benefits package you offer them.

Communicate employee benefits clearly to your staff

Unless they’re aware of the employee benefit schemes you offer, you are essentially wasting your money.

So make sure you stress the benefits your employees are entitled to in their welcome packs or letters.

You could even print eye-catching posters and feature them prominently around your office. They will act as a constant reminder to your workforce that you value their service and care about their wellbeing.

How much will employee benefits cost your business?

Many businesses make the mistake of focusing on the cost of employee benefits rather than the long-term positive impact they can have on their business.

However, that’s not to say they’re expensive.

Just as an example – the APRIL UK Medical Cash Plan starts from as little as £1.27 per employee per week*. That’s probably less than the amount you spend on milk for the office’s tea and coffee supply each week.

And although your employees’ morale and happiness may be intangible, you will undoubtedly be able to measure the tangible impact their increased productivity has on your business as a result.

Get a free quote today to see just how affordable our Medical Cash Plan is by calling 0800 470 4595.

* Based on a company paid scheme with 10+ members choosing £5.50 bronze individual cover.