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Mary Springer
May 10, 2018

Recently, That’s Good HR was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana.  In fact, in the small business category That’s Good HR took home the fourth-place spot.  To say we were thrilled to be in the Top 5 the first time we applied for the award is an understatement.  But we don’t share our accolade to brag, but rather to share how to build a corporate culture that matters to your employees.

That’s where it starts – with your employees.  And the number one thing you can do to make a difference in your corporate culture is to ask your employees what matters to them.  Multiple industry studies cite better health/dental/vision insurance as the number one benefit an employee looks at when choosing a job.  Can you make changes to your health benefit package that would help your employees?

Or perhaps your employees would rather a benefit that helps them achieve a better work-life balance like flexible hours or the ability to work remotely.  Once again, you won’t know until you ask them.  Is unlimited vacation time the answer?  According to the Society of Human Resources (SHRM) only 1 – 2% of companies offer unlimited vacation time, therefore this may be a way to stand out from other companies in your industry.

Other benefits that employees value include tuition assistance, free/paid gym membership, employee outings such as lunches and team building events.  For us at That’s Good HR, there’s a combination of benefits that our employees value – the key is finding out what works for your company.  One of the advantages of participating in a program like the Best Places to Work, is participating companies, no matter what their rank, get a detailed report of what their employees value and what areas need some work.  This can provide company leadership with a road map for future policies and updates.

Want to know more about our company culture and how we can help you find great employees who will love working for you?  Contact us today, we are happy to share our experience with you.