If you’re struggling to attract employees, or to keep your best ones, perhaps it’s time to consider changes. Offering employees exciting perks for working at your company can go a long way toward increasing employee satisfaction, thus reducing turnover.
Add a Gym
A healthy body can contribute to a healthy mind. For your employees, providing an on-site gym will save time and expense versus paying for one they have to drive out of their way to use. These advantages increase the likelihood that your employees will be motivated to regularly hit the gym.
For you, a gym could prove to be a fantastic way to see your employees stay sharp and focused. If your employees remain healthy and active, you may even find it reduces their tendencies to need sick days or drag through the day in a brain fog, improving your business’s overall efficiency. By conveniently including it on your grounds, your employees can choose to squeeze in mini-workouts any time they have a break, or if they need a good stress-reliever.
Install a Swimming Pool
For a well-rounded catalog of exercise choices, businesses could install inground swimming pools Mobile. At first, this may sound like a big leap to take. However, it could give you a huge boost, standing out from your fellow Alabama competitors in attracting exceptional talents for your company.
Like with a gym, a pool is a great way to stay active, and providing one on your premises can again be enticing to employees for the ease of access and savings. For some employees, using a pool for their workouts may be preferable to other forms of cardio and weight-training, because pools offer low impact, which can ease stress on joints. At the same time, the resistance of the water still does a wonderful job of toning muscles.
While using a pool may not be as easy to squeeze in any time an employee has five minutes to spare, it would be perfect for before and after work, or even during a lunch break. For example, your staff can show up early, getting a good swim in before their workday begins to start off right: awake, de-stressed and full of energy.
Give Them a Game Room
While it may seem counterintuitive, providing on-site recreational activities for employees to enjoy can also increase their productivity. For some people, merely a change of activity can be as good as getting rest or a nap for recharging.
Your game room could include a wide range of options. You might have something as simple as a cabinet full of board, card and dice games, with a basic table in the room for playing. If you want a really decked-out entertainment area, consider adding air hockey, pool or foosball tables. Multiplayer video game systems, or spaces for employees to set up their laptops for networked gaming, have become popular choices, too.
Giving employees a recreational area to gather for gaming can be a great team-building experience. Your employees will have a way to unwind, get to know each other better and create bonds. It may even help unleash their creative sides and brainstorming.
Provide a Power-Nap Area
Some days, a person just needs a better rest than games and exercise provide. However, going for a snooze in a vehicle or finding a quiet corner is not always the most comfortable. Having a private space for power naps can help employees rejuvenate to face the next segment of the day.
This need not be anything fancy. A small room hardly bigger than a closet may suffice, with little more than a comfy cot, end table and chair. Of course, including a place to plug in their phone is a good idea, too, so it doesn’t die — along with the alarm they set to get back to work.
Whatever methods you choose, big or small, there are countless ways to bring interest and excitement to the workplace. For example, this didn’t even get into the ways simple things like food (meal trucks, holiday buffets) and beverage (Free-Soda Fridays, anyone?) bring joy. Get creative about the enticing changes you can make — and if creativity is eluding you, maybe grab a pool cue.
Publish Date: June 9, 2020 9:15 PM