Employee Incentive Programs.

It seems that everybody I know in business right now are really struggling with finding the right people for their team.

Sometimes you interview someone and you know they’re not right, other times they are the perfect candidate - so perfect in fact, that you’re not the only business pitching for their skills!

This is where employee incentives can make you the employer of choice.

Incentive programs are great for staff retention and for attracting candidates.

When recruiting, an incentive program will give you a competitive advantage over other employers. It’s also something you could consider for your team to keep them happy, and maintain your place as their preferred employee.


What do you offer?

Options are endless, and you can tailor any incentive to suit yourself and your business.

At the point of recruiting, you may offer options for further education by including training or a fund for the employee that could go towards training. You may be able to offer a certain amount of supervision or other professional development on the job. Including the option for a financial bonus after a trial period is an attractive option to job-seekers.

Some companies offer break rooms with beanbags and video gaming, free lunches and tickets to concerts. No prizes for guessing which industry and which generation of workers they are trying to attract!

You might be able to offer a guarantee for holidays at Christmas and New Year. The beauty of incentives is they are really down to you and what you are able to afford a potential or current employee.

I would love to hear about any incentives you offer, or have been offered that really made a job more appealing to you. Let me know at our facebook page HR and Leadership Skills for Aussie Health Practice Owners, or DM me - Emma Spencer - on Instagram.


Emma Spencer

Emma is a Clinical Psychologist who has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and families and peri-natal care.  Her background has been varied and included employment within hospital and community settings, both public and private.

Emma also worked for a number of years in consulting, as a trainer, project manager, neuropsychological assessor and also provided employment selection and transition services.