A quality benefits package is a powerful recruitment and retention tool in your HR arsenal. Staying on top of employee benefit trends allows you to maximize the most popular options to make your company more attractive to prospective and current employees. Here are three ways to make the most of your offerings. 

1. Think Beyond Medical Care

While medical insurance may be the most prominent feature of many benefit packages, it is far from the only one that potential employees notice. Consider including options such as these to make your offerings more attractive:

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Remote work opportunities
  • Pet care and insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Legal services
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance coverage

2. Increase Flexibility

Workers are increasingly seeking services they can easily fit into their schedules. Telehealth and virtual medical visits are one way to make healthcare more accessible to your employees. Many insurance programs are no including them as part of core services, but it’s worth double-checking if you aren’t sure.  

3. Include Mental Health Services

Psychological wellbeing is just as important as physical health. In some ways, it can affect employee morale and productivity even more. Be sure to include emotional support tools, such as counseling services, support groups, and behavioral health care in your benefits package.

By thinking beyond basic health insurance, you maximize your benefits budget and foster a more positive work environment. That can result in more qualified applicants and lower turnover rates among existing staff.