Staff Development and Simple Benefits to Attract Great Employees
As a leading facility management services company, Sports Facilities Management understands the importance of staff development and enhancement. We also understand that staff development is not just for existing staff – it can start at the recruitment level.
The best way to get a head start in your staff development is to hire enthusiastic and eager staff members. One of the most reliable ways of finding these great candidates for your sports complex is to offer great benefits. But how do you get the balance right between the right kind of benefits to offer and staff recruitment? Sports Facilities Management can help.
Typically, healthcare coverage is not something associated with part-time or service-oriented jobs when they are owned independently. Providing healthcare coverage for employees can be expensive, and a larger sports complex is going to have a larger number of employees.
Factor in the increased physical activity of the job which raises the chance of injuries and accidents, and you would be forgiven for finding the idea of having to provide health insurance off-putting. Fortunately, there are plenty of options.
Many health insurance companies will offer packages for businesses that include more limited options, along with options that include dependents or are just for individual staff members and more.
The important thing about offering health insurance is to shop around. Offering it to potential employees is a great way to attract high quality applicants.
Paid Time Off
Paid time off is another employee benefit that is often considered too expensive or difficult to provide – but in many cases, it can have a positive effect on your staff development and dedication. The offer of paid time off is a great way to not just retain staff, but to attract new staff to your sports complex.
One of the easiest benefits to offer for a sports facility is free services for employees. Gym facilities are in high demand, and providing your employees with free access as part of their benefits package can be a major perk. Gym memberships are often expensive, especially for younger people, and employees are likely to take full advantage of any free facilities that you offer.
Balancing Costs and Benefits
An extremely important factor to think about when it comes to providing staff benefits is why you choose to provide the ones you do. Showing appreciation for your team of employees through benefits, whether it is healthcare, paid leave, free use of facilities or whatever else you choose, lets them know that they are valued. This means that they are not only more likely to stay for longer, but work harder and take real pride in their position at your facility.
Let Us Help You With Staff Development
Of course, there are other factors involved in training and developing your staff beyond what you can offer them in a benefits package. If you are looking for new ideas for staff development, recruitment or general facility management, contact Sports Facilities Management.
SFM is made up of industry experts who are experienced in supporting every key element of sports complex management, from human resources to development services. Take a look at our website to find out the full range of facility management resources we have available.