As open enrollment for health benefits approaches, this column discusses creative and cost-effective benefit offerings to attract and retain employees. The focus is on innovative benefits beyond traditional health, life insurance, and retirement plans. Suggestions include pet insurance, paid volunteer time, lunch and learn sessions, and flexible scheduling to accommodate employees' needs, particularly working parents and those with caregiving responsibilities. The importance of seeking employee input in benefit planning is emphasized for discovering practical, employee-desired options.
Schafer, Jodi SPHR, SHRM-SCP
"Staff Matters: How Can We Be More Creative with Our Benefits?,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 105:
11, Article 2.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol105/iss11/2