Are you looking for ways to improve employee productivity levels? Do you want to create the kind of environment where staff members feel happy to come to work in the morning, where they want to make an effort, and bring positivity to the workplace? If you’re under the impression that you can make that a reality simply by tweaking their job description, it’s time to think again. Today’s employees are looking for a more complete package—a workplace that strives to create a work-life balance where they feel supported beyond the office.
One way you can do that is through a supplemental benefits package that goes further and deeper, making work-life balance a priority. Let’s take a closer look.
A Basic Package Is No Longer Enough
Many employers are still under the belief that offering a basic supplemental benefits package will suffice. If you truly want to be competitive, attract the top talent in the industry and retain all your key staff, you need to go further. There are now supplemental benefit programs that offer coverage for basic health-benefiting products such as dietary wellness, denture care, toothpaste, healthy foods, vitamins and so forth. It’s a new way to envision a supplemental benefits program that is more about total body health.
Covering these extras will not only help employees financially, but it starts to shift the mindset and show employees just how important overall health is.
Look Into Wellness Rewards
Wellness and health incentives are other tools you can use. This can take the form of gym memberships or discounts, workout classes, preventative care rewards, paid time off as a reward and so forth. You are encouraging employees to put their health first and rewarding them for it. They will walk away happier, healthier, more satisfied and, most likely, more productive.
Ensure the Health Benefits Plan Is Easy to Access
Supplemental benefits are a huge incentive and a great tool for employees to access. But for it to help create a work-life balance, it needs to be used. You want employees to be able to access an array of benefits with ease and feel like they can take control not just of their health but also of their lifestyle and behavior.
Providing employees with a member ID OTC card that offers access to a wide array of over-the-counter products is a great example. They don’t have to worry about up-front costs and will have access to important items that benefit their health.
Tied with a member ID card should be a companion app or website that employees can log into to view their current coverage, balances and other key information. The easier it is for employees to access coverage, the more likely they will use it and then benefit from it.
There is no getting around it, if employers want to create a positive and productive environment, it’s time to look past the numbers. It’s all about creating the kind of workplace that understands supplemental benefits are a tool used to help create a work-life balance beyond just the office.