Job perks abound
The workplace is an interesting environment, filled with different characters, problems to solve, stress levels, and often long-term acquaintances. However, every enterprise is different and some benefits and job perks of working at one firm may be more beneficial than working at another.
Company benefits examples
In the work place you will see that there are several unique employee benefits that may be only suited to the particular job title and level of experience. For example, management positions may get additional bonuses as opposed to staff employed in lower positions.
Other unique benefits that jobs may offer include:
• Child care benefits
• On-site medical staff
• Free food at the workplace
• Further studies
• Flexible work hours
• Travel allowance
• Housing and vehicle subsidy
• Extended or unlimited vacation (rare in South Africa)
The companies with best employment packages can be found online, there are several large corporations in South Africa that offer excellent packages to their staff members. This is always great to know especially if you intend expanding your career with them.
How do companies attract employees other than offering a good monthly salary?
Getting good staff to join your team is not always the easiest thing to accomplish and whilst some companies are cutting costs of perks and increases, others utilise it to their benefit. What could be some of the best employee perks for one staff member may not be equally be the same for another. However, a few perks in the workplace is always better than no perks at all.
- Incentives and commission
Commission and incentives is always a nice benefit to have when being employed in any business as this gives employees a chance to earn more than their usual salary or wage.
- Room for growth
Many companies can offer their staff growth opportunity and a chance to improve their skills and later the opportunity for promotion which entails better earnings. Some companies also offer further education as well as learnerships so that these employed staff can further their studies and later be an asset to the business, hence benefiting both parties.
- Health and medical bonus
Companies that offer medical aid and hospital plans are always sought after as this makes it easier for employed staff to get their health needs met for themselves and their families.
- Paid days off as well as paid leave days
Not all companies offer paid leave and in addition extra days off may not see any pay. Potential employees usually find paid leave and off days favourable and thus will be attracted to jobs that offer this as one of their benefits.
- Extended maternity and paternity leave
Some companies may offer the mothers an extended maternity leave in addition to her regular maternity leave which is usually 4 to 5 months in South Africa. Fathers of the new born baby are also entitled some leave days known as paternity leave and this may vary from enterprise to enterprise.
Anyone looking to be employed at a new firm is most likely to enjoy and welcome benefits and perks that the company may have to offer.