Small business owners are constantly trying to attract new talent to themselves. They want the brightest minds that have the most thirst to succeed and also experienced employees to fill out their senior positions too. Employers need to put themselves in the shoes of the ordinary person that although has many talents they want some basic things to keep them satisfied at their jobs. The salary they will be getting paid is obviously the biggest factor for many but for others, it’s their job role and what their responsibilities will be. Is that enough? Well not if you want to secure the best people because the work environment and the plans they get if they come to work for you are the other part of the equation. For one thing, health is a very serious issue and if you give your youth to a company why shouldn’t you have taken care of? Other things like conveniences will also make your business more attractive to those that would rather be more fluid in their life and not have to worry about the little things.
Employees need to feel as if the place where they work, is going to take care of them in a pinch. We all live very busy lives and that means that we don’t always pack our lunch for work the night before or in the morning. Offering your employees a cafeteria plan would be a great addition to your business. All the big giants do this such as Apple, Google, Samsung, Amazon etc. There are multiple reasons for this but the main ones are that employees are catered for. You’re easily frustrated when you’re hungry which means less productivity, more problems with cognitive work skills and more arguments. The other is that employees get to stay at work and eat, rather than leave at lunchtime and drive to a local business to buy some food. What this does is allow employees to talk about their work while they sit and eat together. Their bond is also strengthened. Indeed a cafeteria is a special request that businesses don’t have to provide but you can easily meet the requirement under section 125.
Workers might not have their own private health plan and since health is extremely important, you stand a bigger chance of the employees giving your company loyalty if you provide them with small business insurance plans for their health. The employee’s taxable wages are decreased but they don’t have to go private and find their own which for the most part works out great. The basics such as prescription drugs are taken care of for them by the business they work for, their visits to the doctor are also part of the plan and having regular check-ups annually are part of the things covered in these kinds of plans.
Food and health, things that any small business can provide for their employees. These plans will see you stand a bigger chance of hiring younger talent that would like food on the go and also not worrying about their basic health needs.