41% of the employees polled chose flexible schedules as the most coveted summer benefit.
Itasca, Illinois (PRWEB) July 02, 2012
As a specialized employee benefit and property and casualty consulting firm and insurance provider, Better Business Planning, Inc. continually offers more than Illinois group health insurance solutions to the more than 700 clients it serves. It offers much needed risk management analysis. Employee productivity can have a huge impact on business risk in the summer time. That’s why the employee benefit consultants at Better Business Planning, Inc. have put together these top three ways to keep employees productive and happy this summer, in order to mitigate risk to Illinois employers:
#1. Flexible Schedules – In a recent survey conducted by OfficeTeam, 41% of the employees polled chose flexible schedules as the most coveted summer benefit. Offering a flexible summer work schedule could minimize distractions, especially for working parents with children out of school for the summer.
#2. Early Leave on Fridays – 28% of survey respondents said leaving early on Fridays was the best summer benefit perk. As summer is a time when many employees daydream about being elsewhere and enjoying the nice weather, early leave time on Fridays could encourage employees to work harder the rest of the week so they can enjoy more time with their families on Friday afternoons.
#3. Company potlucks and picnics – 11% of employees who took the survey said company activities such as a picnic would be their most desirable summer benefit. Company events are a good way to encourage bonding and solidarity among employees. It can also encourage emotional engagement, which is known to increase productivity.
For more information on how to reduce risk and save more than 10% on non-payroll, non-health premium-related expenses, contact the Illinois group health insurance specialists at Better Business Planning, Inc.
About Better Business Planning, Inc.:
In 1977, Better Business Planning was founded at a kitchen table in a western suburb of Chicago with the mission of providing quality Illinois insurance solutions. Through the years, the agency has perfected its craft and now offers a variety of group insurance coverages throughout the entire state of Illinois. The Better Business Planning staff is dedicated to servicing clients’ specialized Illinois insurance needs while continuously striving to find ways to improve the quality and affordability of benefits for customers’ employees.