UK-based recruitment company Barker Ross says it has seen a noticeable shift in morale and productivity since the roll-out of its latest employee benefit initiative introduced December 2018.
The new benefit of an additional 6.5 days of annual leaves means that employees can now earn up to 50 days paid leave and was launched following a series of staff surveys. Extra days of holidays are the latest addition to the already existing company’s benefits programme called Gold Club, a package of employee benefits that includes flexible hours and a host of benefits ranging from hotel offers, spa days and membership to various cable channels.
Paul Ross, CEO, Barker Ross said:
“One of our key points of difference is that as a business we invest heavily in ensuring that our staff have a great work/home life balance and that they feel looked after. We believe we do this better than many other recruitment businesses and that it plays a key part in our business success.
“By introducing new and different benefits on an on-going basis we believe that it gives a boost to staff morale and business performance.”
The company reaches out to employees every six months at Barker Ross and they are encouraged to use the tool as their voice. Mr Ross says that staff are consulted on all the major decisions the company is considering. “We want to make our employees feel as though they have a voice in the running and development of our business and we find that by doing this we drive better business results,” he added.
The latest introduction of an additional 6.5 days annual leave gives employees the opportunity to increase their holiday entitlement up to 50 days of holiday per year, either by buying additional holiday days, winning extra holiday or earning it through improved performance.