Most business are driven by the fantastic products or services delivered to the market. Much of the time spent is ensuring the deliverables are representative of the company, to prove it’s worth and success. This is how people judge the value of the company and become customers for life.
However, many organizations forget that without their dedicated, hardworking employees, their products and services are only half the value they serve to the market. So why then do we short-change the area of employee benefits? In a tough economic time, we are forced to make cuts and reorganize the business, but unfortunately the area that always seems to get hit the hardest is employee benefits and areas that are seen to be unnecessary added expenses such as employee training and team-building events. This is where employees feel the disconnect from their employer and lose motivation.
When employers think about employee benefits, they rarely consider the impact it has on employee engagement. Without committed, trusting employees who are willing to spend the time ensuring the success of the company, there is only a company and its products with no one to drive its success. With 2011 fast approaching, employers should consider revisiting their employee benefits program, ensuring that it is representative of the value their employees hold within the company. Put an effective strategy in place to build your employee benefit program over a reasonable amount of time to build that strong employee engagement. A strong employee benefit program goes well beyond your employee but supports their families who are there to support them through these difficult economic times.
With happier employees, productivity levels will increase, which only increases the trust, value and success of your company.
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