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How To Attract And Retain Government Employees With The Right Corporate Perks

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Recruiting and retaining government employees has become increasingly challenging in recent years. The competition for top talent is fierce, and with the private sector offering more enticing perks, it's essential to find new ways to attract and retain government employees. In this blog post, we'll explore how the right corporate perks can help you stand out from the crowd and keep your best employees engaged and attract new talent.

How Do You Attract And Retain Employees?

Below are several ways to attract and retain employees, and how Passport's corporate employee discount program can help with this

  • Offer competitive compensation
  • Offer discount programs as part of the benefits package
  • Provide opportunities for growth and development
  • Encourage work-life balance
  • Show appreciation and recognition

What Are Some Corporate Employee Discount Programs

HR executives, or whoever is in charge of choosing the platform for their employee discount program should find one that offers deals local to the office?so it's convenient for team building or checking out a new restaurant at lunch?discounts to fitness classes, gyms, spas, retailers, and more. National offers could be discounts to sporting events, entertainment, amusement parks, travel, car rentals, team discounts, and Broadway shows.

How Do You Choose An Employee Discount Program For Government Employees

  • Understand employee needs?Conduct a survey to understand the wants and preferences of your employees. This will help tailor corporate perks to their specific interests and priorities.
  • Offer a wide range of discounts?Offering a diverse range of discounts that cater to different aspects of you employees lives and interests is a great way to show you care about their well-being and that they have an opportunity to enjoy things at a discount. 
  • Wellness program? Well-being is extremely important to employees as Deloitte discusses in their post on: Government can win the talent race—Here's how. They mention that in "a recent Gallup poll on workplace wants, an organization that cares about employees well-being was in the top three wants across generations and the number one priority for millennials and Gen Z." Adding a wellness program in your corporate benefits is a great way to encourage employees to maintain a healthy lifestyle which in turn contributes to improved employee well-being, engagement, and can reduce healthcare costs for both employees and the organization. And as Deloitte wrote, this is something employees really want.

Communicate The Benefits of the Discount Program To Employees

To make this program successful, here are some tips to keep in mind to help employees understand it and make full use of it.

  • Clear messaging and highlight savings?Make sure to highlight benefits of the discount program so employees know how to use it, how to navigate the website, and possibly offer a training session. Emphasize the potential savings employees can enjoy through the discount program. Provide examples of specific discounts and calculate potential yearly savings to make the financial benefits tangible.
  • Employees updates?Keep employees informed about new additions to the discount program, updates, and any other pertinent information. Regularly communicate the ongoing value of the program to maintain interest.
  • Feedback?Establish a way to garner from employees about the discount program. This can help identify areas for improvement, what they like, and show that their opinions are valued.
  • Encourage Recommendations?Encourage employees to recommend businesses they would like to see added to the program and we will follow up on all employee recommendations.

Attracting and retaining government employees requires more than just job security. The right corporate perks can make all the difference in standing out from the competition and keeping your best employees engaged and excited about your company. Contact Passport for a demo on our corporate benefits program and how we can help you!