As the world is readjusting to post-pandemic normalcy, businesses across the nation are finding new obstacles when it comes to hiring staff they lost or had to lay off during the pandemic. According to The Wall Street Journal, small businesses especially are struggling to hire. Additionally, in April it was reported by the National Federation of Independent Business that 44% of small businesses were unable to fill job openings. Some of the main reasons for this hiring obstacle are the lack of benefits and lack of qualified applicants.
Many states, much like Wisconsin, are holding discussions with area chambers of commerce to get feedback and answer questions regarding governors’ plans to help businesses bounce back. In an article from the MMAC, based on bounce-back budgets and small businesses having trouble keeping talent, some interesting questions arose from small business owners. Mainly how do you keep the talent within your company, what type of jobs are applicants looking for, and what can/should we offer them?
The common answer: enticing benefits.
But what if you are a small business and don’t necessarily have the monetary power to offer benefits that applicants can’t walk away from?
IMS provides the solution. You can up your benefits package with trade.
With Trade you can offer anything and everything from travel packages, financial counseling, restaurant meals, gift certificates, sales, and seminar training. But most importantly, in post-pandemic life, you can offer supplemental health services. This includes, but isn’t limited to optometrists, dentists, chiropractors, massage therapists, physicians, therapists, health and fitness club memberships, and counseling.
You can even offer other practical services that people realized they needed during lockdown such as financial counseling, child care, and home improvement contractors.
This is just a small portion of how IMS can help applicants say yes after they ask you “What about your benefits?”
Call IMS today to get started on increasing your employee benefits using trade, NOT your cash. Your business survived the pandemic, now let IMS help change the way you do business to stay in business.