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Property Management: 6 Out-of-the-Box Perks to Boost Employee Happiness

By Joseph Slonimsky

6_Out-of-the-Box_Perks_to_Boost_Employee_HappinessThere was a time when offering things like health insurance and tuition reimbursement was enough to keep employees happy and loyal. Nowadays – particularly in the highly competitive property management field – attracting and retaining top talent takes a lot more effort and creativity. If you’re looking to gain that competitive edge for your organization, here are a few out-of-the-box ideas for employee perks that might just help tip the scales in your favor.

Flexible Work Schedule

Offering to let employees work from home one day a week or on a rotating flexible schedule can go a long way toward boosting morale and keeping your workforce happy and engaged. Best of all, the work will still get done and it won’t cost your firm any more than a normal workday would. (If you’re not sure how to implement this type of policy, here are a few tips.)

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Community Service Hours

Another great way to make employees happy (especially Millennials) is to allow them paid time off to do volunteer work. As an added benefit, your organization will be supporting the local community, which will endear people to your brand.

Free Lunches

Your property management company may not be able to afford free meals every day, but what about implementing “Free Lunch Fridays,” and ordering some pizza once a week? Your team will look forward to it and you can write it off as a business expense.

Bring Your Pet to Work

Depending on how big your office is (and how comfortable your employees are with animals), implementing a bring-your-pet-to-work policy can be an attractive perk to many. Additionally, if employees have their pets with them, they’ll be less likely to cut out right at quitting time since they won’t have to rush home to care for their animal family members.

After-Hours Parties

Consider inviting your property management team and their families to an after-hours gathering, such as a summer cookout or holiday party. Being able to let down their hair, relax and mingle with one another can help them bond as a team and as individuals as well as endear them to your organization as a whole.

In-Office Fun 

If your office is big enough, consider designating a certain area as a game center and bring in some fun activities, like a pinball machine or Ping-Pong table. This gives employees a place where they can let off some steam and have some fun without needing to leave the office. For extra engagement, host a once-a-month tournament and reward the winner with some extra time off.

Keeping employees happy in today’s competitive workplace involves more than just traditional benefits. These are just a few of the many options available to you – many of which come at little to no cost. If you’re still stumped on what types of perks your employees would like, ask them for their feedback. That way you’ll be able to develop and implement a strategy that will specifically meet the needs and desires of your particular team and ultimately make your firm one that talented professionals will want to work for.

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