Benefits are a hot topic now in recruitment

By David Bishop | 4th December 2023

As we approach the end of the year, it’s crucial time to evaluate whether your current benefits package aligns with the evolving needs of your highly sought-after recruiters. Attracting and retaining the best talent is not only about the salary but also about providing a comprehensive benefits package that caters to their desires and fosters long-term commitment.

🌟 Hot and Not Benefits: A Glimpse into Recruiters’ Wish List

Hot Benefits:

  • 30 Days Holiday
  • Off at Christmas
  • Personal Days
  • Hybrid Working
  • True Flexi Hours
  • 35-Hour Working Week
  • Income Protection
  • Personal Learning and Development
  • Well-Being Incentives
  • Socials in Work Time
  • Enhanced Maternity Leave

Extra Financial Bonuses: Not-So-Hot Benefits:

  • 25 Days Plus Your Birthday
  • Working Over Christmas
  • No Personal Days
  • 4 Days in the Office
  • Structured Working Hours
  • Working 9-6
  • Death in Service
  • Training to Be a Recruiter Only
  • Boozy Incentives
  • Team Nights Out
  • Standard Maternity Leave
  • Commission-Only Financial Incentives

🤔 The Power of Flexible Benefits

Balancing benefits across different generations in your workforce can be challenging. That’s why I advocate for flexible benefits, allowing recruiters to tailor their package to their unique needs. This approach not only enhances satisfaction but also empowers each team member to prioritise what matters most to them.

Embrace Change in Benefits

In today’s market, it’s essential to adapt to changing needs. Instead of merely adding new benefits, consider re-evaluating and modifying existing ones. This ensures your benefits package remains not just competitive but also reflective of your commitment to meeting the evolving expectations of your valued team.

Your benefits don’t have to cost the most amount of money, however they need to show you understand the people you are hiring.

If you are not at the stage to have benefits with all the bells and whistles, then my advice would be offer the one’s that really matter. Right now.

Work life balance and extra financial bonus are top of the list.

Cheryl

PS, if you want to know more around what recruiters what in the workplace, please email me – cheryl@gsr2r.com and I’ll send you our 2023 ‘What Recruiter’s Want In The Workplace” Survey.

 

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