People don’t want a job where they just work, collect a paycheck, and leave. They want to perform work that is meaningful, and they want to feel valued by their employer. This isn’t as hard to achieve as it may sound. In fact, a 2019 poll of 8,664 professionals in the U.S. found 85 percent of respondents were either somewhat or very satisfied with their jobs. What contributed the most to their satisfaction? No surprise here—doing meaningful work, feeling valued, and having a healthy work-life balance.
How can employers achieve this level of employee satisfaction? One way to make employees feel valued is by supporting their overall wellness and health by adding lifestyle benefits to your benefits package. Lifestyle benefits go beyond traditional health care benefits offerings, as they focus on supporting employees in meeting their personal goals and needs through things like fitness memberships, financial services, and tuition reimbursement. Essentially, lifestyle benefits are designed to make life outside the workplace more enjoyable, affordable, and balanced.
In this article, we explore the 5 “Ws”—Who, What, When, Where, and Why—of lifestyle benefits to explain how you can use this tool to improve your benefits package and show your investment in your employees as valued individuals in the workplace!