What benefits do potential employees want?

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Here at Colbern Limited, we are leading recruitment professionals. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about making your job vacancy more appealing to potential employees, and the benefits they really want to see.

So, what benefits do potential employees want?

When hiring new staff and looking to fill vacancies in your business, it is a popular option to list or outline the benefits available to employees. These may include pension perks, optical and dental care as well as team building activities or even pizza Fridays. But these aren’t always the perks that potential employees are looking for. So to attract more attention and interest in your job vacancies its important to find out what your employees really want. This could include:

  • Flexible working- whether its flexi-hours, hybrid or remote working, employees are looking for more flexibility with the work place. And during 2020, workers across the UK have demonstrated that flexible working does not have a negative impact on productivity or output, and instead can be beneficial, reducing the cost and time of a commute for example.
  • Physical health benefits- instead of financial investments many potential employees would be more interested in physical health benefits like gym membership or online exercise subscriptions.
  • Employee training- employees are looking for jobs and careers that can provide learning and training opportunities to benefit them in the long term, and to allow them to offer more to your workplace.
  • Mental health understanding- with more emphasis being placed on mental health and emotional wellbeing, an increasing percentage of potential employees are looking for a workplace where mental health issues will be more understood. Being able to take a mental health day, in the same way a sick day would be used, can be a big draw for your future employees.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at Colbern Limited.