Attracting today’s best engineers requires a little creativity in your approach, as well as the actual content of your job listing. We all know that listing certain benefits in your posting can increase interest in a position, but many of these benefits don’t have to be expensive. Let’s take a look at a few of these benefits that will help you get the best engineers.
1. Employee Wellness Programs. Not only is this benefit inexpensive, but it’s actually providing a service that will help keep your employees happy and healthy. Free flu shots, employee gym passes and even special programs for nutrition, smoking cessation and health awareness are typically very well received by employees. In addition to physical wellness, a program with free counseling or personal motivation is also a very good idea.
2. Special Monthly Rewards for Performance. Contact your local movie theater or restaurants and see if you can get a special deal for buying tickets and gift cards in bulk. Most will be more than willing to work with you and this is a great incentive for increasing not only interest in a job, but also employee productivity.
3. Free Employee Buffets. Providing food not only helps keep employees fueled for their tasks, but it can also save them a lot of money over eating out or bringing their own lunch. Some of the top Fortune 500 companies use this strategy and it is a sound one.
4. Paid Time Off. PTO is always hugely popular, and in fact, most employees prefer companies that offer this benefit over companies that pay higher salaries. It’s always nice to have a little extra vacation time. To ensure you don’t break the bank, make this an incentive based program which in turn will help you increase productivity.
These benefits are all very inexpensive, particularly when you weigh the advantages and the benefits you’ll receive by becoming an employer of choice for engineers in your area.
If you’re looking to attract engineering employees, SoloPoint Solutions is the premier staffing agency of choice. Give us a call and let’s see what we can put together for you.