Benefits are an important part of looking after the healthcare professionals in your company-and an excellent benefits package is one of the chief methods of ensuring you are competitive with other employers in the area. In fact, benefits, along with salaries, are one of the key elements top performers look for in deciding upon a job offer or when determining whether to stay with a company.\
It’s important to know what benefits are most important to healthcare professionals. Here is an overview of highly sought-after benefits.
1. Healthcare Insurance
Healthcare professionals aren’t just involved in good health in the workplace, of course. They also want to make sure they and their families have excellent healthcare insurance. Employees appreciate comprehensive healthcare packages that include preventive care, as well as treatment for specific illnesses. It can also be very appealing to include vision and dental care along with standard hospital and physician coverage.
While healthcare can be a very rewarding profession, it can also be stressful. Self-care is crucial for busy healthcare professionals. With all this in mind, it’s very important to have a vacation policy.
The average vacation given by U.S. companies is roughly two weeks. Some companies give three weeks. Others scale up vacation time available by length of service.
3. Paid Time Off
Paid time off (PTO) (ex vacation) is also a sought-after benefit, as it allows people to depressurize and spend time with their families. Most companies have paid holidays off, often corresponding to major holidays (like Thanksgiving or New Year’s Day) and government holidays (like President’s Day). The average number of holidays per year is 10.
If your business is a hospital or other facility needing coverage on all holidays, think about granting 10 days for PTO to each employee, to be taken on the days of the employee’s choosing. It should be made clear in your employee guidelines these are in lieu of holidays for employees who must work on holidays.
4. Retirement Plans
Retirement plans like 401(k)s or profit sharing can be an important means of securing your employee’s financial future in retirement. In a 401(k) plan, employees can choose to contribute a percentage of their salary to the plan. Many employers offer matching 401(k)s, which means they will match a certain percentage of what the employee. Profit-sharing plans place a percentage of the organization’s profits in employee’s retirement accounts.
5. Wellness Plans
Wellness plans are very popular with employees, especially those involved in healthcare. Wellness plans can provide multiple benefits. Some of the more common are an onsite employee gym or fitness center or discount on a local gym, nutritional snacks, and nutritional counseling or brown-bag lunch sessions on healthy eating.
Some wellness plans offer even onsite immunizations and checkups.
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