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For Job Candidates It All Comes Down To…Benefits & Perks

January 26, 2022

By Linda Olejniczak, courtesy of SBAM Approved Partner ASE

Workplace changes have inspired a renewed focus on benefits and perks. You may be wondering what other employee benefits are there other than health care, dental, vision, sick days, paid time off, and 401(k) contributions.  Many businesses choose to offer additional company perks to set themselves apart.  It is proven to improve employee engagement and attract and retain workers. 

Companies are offering remote-based opportunities, flexible schedules, unlimited PTO, professional upskilling, extended parental leave, tuition assistance, student loan reimbursement, employee resource groups, corporate social responsibility initiatives, childcare, wellness programs, and even online classes for the entire family of employees.

There are even reward platforms that can increase the ROI of your benefits and perks programs. 

ASE has several on-demand webinars available to watch on options for voluntary perks. They can be found here

Some examples of voluntary perks and benefits include:

BurnAlong – BurnAlong is a corporate wellness platform that features thousands of on-demand and live streaming classes covering fitness, mental health, and financial wellness. ASE members save 5%.

Bonusly – A year-round program that connects remote and in-office teams through the celebrations of everyday contributions and key milestones.

Blueboard – Hand-curated, experiential employee rewards that wow. Create real meaning for every employee and every celebration.

Espresa – A cloud-based culture hub that delivers an immersive employee experience and create a workplace powered by total wellbeing, community, and recognition.

Edcor – Edcor offers comprehensive education benefit outsourcing and consulting services.

Guaranteed Rate – They streamline the mortgage process by putting the customer first instead of the lender.

MESP – Michigan Education Savings Program helps your employees save for this future investment.

SALTA – Salta Direct Primary Care is a great addition to any benefits plan. SALTA provides easy, direct access to primary care including 24/7 access via phone or virtual care. They offer affordable, accessible, and exceptional primary care.  ASE members save $1 per month per employee.

Employee Assistance Programs can assist your employees by providing them assistance during moments of personal strife related to mental health, substance abuse, family issues, and others. EAPs have never been more vital. Happy and healthy employees are more productive employees.

There are also programs to help with mental health and wellness. The Stay Well program is administered by behavioral health professionals at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) in partnership with the Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI) and Gryphon Place. It provides mental health support services to Michigan residents struggling to cope with emotional distress from the ongoing COVID‐19 pandemic.  Visit ASE’s Wellness Resources page to view several webinars and other Stay Well resources.

Benefits and perks show what your company values. They are a window into your culture. A well thought out employee benefits package can help to attract and retain talent and help you differentiate your business from competitors.

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