Do you want your organisation to be known as the mining company that offers the best employee lifestyle options and best take home pay?
Employee engagement is strengthened substantially when staff enjoy important lifestyle extras through an employee benefits package. And, of course, employee satisfaction helps strengthen an organisation’s brand when its people spread the word about the great company they work for. Supporting employee aspirations and financial security can have a hugely positive impact on their financial and personal wellbeing – and on the great things they say about the organisation they work for!
Employee benefits providing a lifestyle lift in M&R
There are often lifestyle adjustments required to work in the mining and resources industry – like moving to remote areas or working under a fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) arrangement. The unique nature of the requirements of M&R means employees are entitled to benefits specific to the industry.
Living in temporary housing provided in remote locations sometimes means making do with a house that doesn’t really feel like home. With salary packaging benefits available for remote area housing, employees can take steps to secure a home of their own and enjoy the comforts of home ownership whilst living in a remote location. For FIFO employees there are salary packaging travel-related benefits.
Remote living can also be made more comfortable with vehicle salary packaging so employees and their families can explore the region in comfort and style. Other salary packaging benefits include things like employer-provided in-house childcare expenses, utility bills when coupled with remote area housing benefit and financial counselling fees.
Boosting your brand with employee benefits
Great benefits can help employees have an additional sense of commitment to their work – and the organisation they work for. Incentives to encourage employees to put down roots in the form of homeownership helps secure a longer-term commitment to a remote area role. The more salary packaging benefits an employee takes up the more reasons they have to stay in an area, and their job, for longer.
If employee benefits include enabling an employee to buy a home and vehicle, they’ll have plenty of good things to say about the organisation they work for. Never underestimate the power of word of mouth - if you’re doing great things for your employees, others will hear about it.
If you want to know more about how employee benefits can help boost your organisation’s brand and the wellbeing of your employees, download Maxxia’s Essential Guide to Benefits in Mining & Resources: How employee benefits can unlock loyalty in a remote workforce.