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Companies Need to offer More than the Standard Benefits Package

In today’s working world, employees are looking for more.

Jobs are no longer a means to an end. Employees are looking at jobs as more than just a paycheck; their jobs are an extension of their lives. Employees want a place where they feel empowered, important, passionate, taken care of. Companies need to react to this shift. And respond.

We chatted with our Director of HR, Caroline Kirk (with over two decades of HR experience) to talk more about what a standard benefits package looks like in today’s workforce:

A bare-boned benefits package might offer limited health coverage with limited vacation days. Standard packages for many smaller companies, according to Caroline, would include medical, vision and dental coverage, one to two week’s paid vacation for in the employees’ first year, and maybe a 401k plan with no matching opportunities.

That’s just not enough.

“Employers are beginning to realize that the benefits package is a direct reflection of their commitment to the employees.  As such, many start-up companies are now offering the standard benefits package with additional workplace benefits to attract and retain more top-quality employees”, said Caroline. “Our [Trident Transport] benefits package gives us that edge and we are continually gauging our employees to ensure that we provide them with the best benefits package in the industry.”

Our benefits package includes:

  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Long-term Disability
  • Short-term Disability
  • Voluntary Employer-Paid Life Insurance + AD&D
  • Term Life for Employees, Spouse, and Children
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Matching 401k
  • Unlimited Paid Vacation
  • Wellness Programs

In addition to our benefits package, we offer our employees different company perks, such as company cell phones, snack bar, arcade games, ping pong tables, volunteer opportunities, professional development opportunities, and in the coming months – our own gym!

Each Trident Transport employee is encouraged and expected to bring big dreams, big insights, big culture, and big ambitions each day. We want to provide them with the best of the best benefits package we can offer to help them do that.

For us, this company and the jobs we offer are more than just a paycheck. We have big plans; none that we could accomplish without happy, empowered employees.

Here’s our challenge:

Companies need to take a look at their benefits package that they’re offering employees and see where they could add a little more. Your team deserves it.

Employees shouldn’t settle; it’s not just about the paycheck anymore. Don’t underestimate the power of a generous benefits package.