updated - February 22, 2019 Friday EST
Your business depends on a successful sales team. An attractive salary is only one component that draws in and keeps top quality agents. The benefits, perks, satisfaction that comes from your work, and being a part of a team, are what inspires loyalty and happiness. A work environment that is comfortable to be in daily is also a big plus.
Step one for being able to offer excellent perks to a winning sales team is to hire talented sales people for your job who are worth keeping and rewarding. Paying extra money for benefits packages to give to sub-par performers is going to lead to an overall tightening of the purse strings for everyone else. Access the expertise of seasoned sales recruiting agents to secure sales candidates who are well worth splurging for.
Startup culture has brought unique and sometimes strange perks and extras to the general public's consciousness. Some of the wilder ideas might not suit your culture and your brand, but the following list of suggestions have been consistently well-rated by general staff and sales personnel.
Check out the following work benefits that surpass medical, dental, and RRSP contributions:
Go beyond health and dental to support and encourage employee wellness with some of the following: gym memberships, an in-house workout room, in-house massages/acupressure/acupuncture, yoga lessons at lunch, healthy cooking classes, a fully-stocked kitchen and a healthy vending machine, ergonomically-designed desk areas, a secure place to store bikes, incentives to take a bike to work, smoking cessation programs, vegan food options, a flu shot clinic
Mental health days, time off, and therapy compensation
Flexible office hours that allow employees to avoid rush hour in larger urban areas or to work around their duties as parents
Catered meals, snacks, and drinks in the staff kitchen, plus the ability to cook fresh food
Public transit passes or discounts and free parking
A games and recreation room to allow staff to unwind after a tough day or to kick back and celebrate a deal
Bring your pet to work days or doggy daycare
No dress code
Attractive and comfortable office spaces at desks and break areas
Appealing interior design and décor
The opportunity to work remotely
Providing technology to use like a mobile phone, laptop, tablet, and/or e-reader
Generous parental leave for mothers, fathers, and partners
Reimbursement for education and professional development
Opportunities to work and train in other departments
Financial wellness training and advisement
Compensate employees for volunteering during work hours and full days
Charitable donation matching
Team building events
Team leisure and bonding events like dinners, visits to a games bar, or cocktail hour
Car and house cleaning
Summer hour perks like extra flexibility and half-day Fridays
Extended holiday time off and flexible hours
To create unique benefits and perks of your own, consider your brand and company culture. Get to know your employees and continue to offer them new opportunities, improvements, and rewards that are catered to them. Also consider the values of your company and what additions can be made to your compensation package that speaks to your mission and can even further it.
TOP 10 FRANCHISES OF 2019