Topics such as mental health and the cost of living are high on the agenda for many households, as people try to balance life. With so much time in the day dedicated to work it’s only natural that employees are increasingly looking to their employers to see what support is available to help them both with their professional and personal lives.
Insight from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) highlights that 78% of candidates said the employee benefits were a significant part of their decision to accept or reject a job.
“It’s important to partner with the right organisations who can enhance the day-to-day lives of your employees and contractors”
Engineering recruitment specialists NRL believe central to these benefits should be wellbeing and welfare. As a business, they offer a competitive benefits package to their employees, which includes the opportunity to reclaim medical expenses such as dentistry and optical needs – as well as a confidential helpline and counselling. Which together with being a Living Wage Employer provides the foundations to ensure colleagues are well supported both in their roles, as well as their home lives.
This support however also extends to their contractor community, who they place in roles for their regional and national clients, as Egremont Director Rebecca Graves shares.
“It’s important to us that we’re able to provide more than just employment for our contract workforce. They help our clients to deliver key projects and grow their business capability, so we’re passionate about supporting them.
In recent years we’ve launched a contractor benefit portal which allows our Pay As You Earn (PAYE) contractors to access a range of benefits and discounts, including a free counselling helpline and wellbeing health assessment tool.
Whilst this year we’re delighted to have signed up as a company supporter of the Lighthouse Club, which is a construction industry charity that provides free emotional, physical and financial wellbeing services to workers and their families in their time of need.
As a business we believe it’s important to partner with the right organisations who can enhance the day-to-day lives of your employees and contractors, and it’s something we’re always keen to work on with our clients to ensure they have the best welfare programme in place to genuinely improve the lives of their workforce. Recognising the importance this holds for candidates looking at their next career move.”
If you’re looking for support building a talent attraction strategy for your organisation that emphasises your welfare programme, then reach out to Rebecca on email@example.com