Inclusive benefits you could offer

One very important thing that many people completely forget about when writing a job advert that appeals to all is the benefits, or employee perks, section.

56% of people say job benefits are very important to them when looking for a job – that’s over half!

But one big issue in today’s world is that we still only offer benefits that appeal to mainstream, rather than accessible benefits.

Below we’ve listed 28 benefits you could offer that will benefit underrepresented talent, rather than just shoehorning everyone into one category.

28 Inclusive Benefits

  • Annual leave that goes beyond statutory entitlement
  • Childcare support
  • Counselling & therapy
  • Creche facilities
  • Critical illness cover
  • Financial wellbeing support
  • Flexible working schedules
  • Floating leave days for varying cultural & religious holidays
  • Full pay maternity leave
  • Health, fitness & nutrition initiatives
  • Inclusive family building benefits, e.g. fertility treatments, surrogacy, adoption, miscarriage support
  • Income protection
  • Life insurance
  • Mental well-being support
  • Paid extended paternity leave
  • Paid medical leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid sickness
  • Paid time off for charity work
  • Paid time off for mental health self care
  • Private healthcare & schemes that support transgender staff
  • Professional development & learning
  • Rental deposit loads
  • Return to work programmes
  • Student loan repayment assistance
  • Support for carers
  • Wellness benefits
  • Work anywhere policies

Remember, just by offering one of these things you’re not covering everyone, nor are you entirely inclusive, but it’s always a step in the right direction.

It might be better to create dynamic packages based on individual needs and suggest that you offer inclusive benefits using a catch all statement, then list a number of examples to ensure you’re covering mass needs.

You can then give further detail either on an external weblink or via a direct conversation with the job applicants.