It isn’t always viable to provide economic benefits at a nonprofit organization, and that is where creativity comes into play. With just a little insight and a bit of brainstorming, you can provide benefits for your employees with no added financial burden to yourself.
Company Outings: These don’t need to be extravagant, and even a small BBQ getaway once a year can provide your employees with the opportunity to get to know their colleagues outside of a work environment. The more your employees work together and collaborate beyond a professional level, the more likely they are to want to stay back. Instrumental in building loyalty, even a small office party to celebrate an occasion can create lasting benefits towards employee relations.
Motivational Sessions: A session can be provided by anyone, including yourself if you think you are ready to fire the hearts and minds of the people who work for you. By showing them that you care about their well being and actively driving passion and enthusiasm, you can create a team of driven individuals ready to take on whatever hurdles your nonprofit may face next. If you don’t want to do it yourself, consider hiring an expert – and they are available across all price ranges.
Spice up the Workplace: In-house competitions to build posters, come up with creative designs and concepts can all build on lateral thinking and fire the competitive spirit. The victorious designs could then be hung up on the walls to add a touch of color to the workplace environment.
Food and Recreational Items: A coffee machine, a microwave or even a small corner with board games can all create environments where your employees can build personal relationships. Not only that, but these provide incentives that show that you as an employer care about the people who work for you. Building to improve loyalty and a positive work environment, it is important to take time out for breaks and posit that time towards personal workplace development.