How we help
Attract and retain top talent
Work-life offerings are an investment in your people. Employers that recognize and honor their employees’ personal priorities come out ahead. An investment in any of our programs, whether it is a Travel Care Solution or Diversity/Work-Life Series, sends a message to employees that their priorities outside of work matter. It’s an attractive benefit for prospective employees and a sign to current employees that your company is committed to helping them blend work and family.
Differentiate from the competition
Top performers have choices about where they want to work, and work-life benefits play a large role in how prospective employees compare employers. Companies that consistently rank among the top workplaces for working mothers offer startlingly similar benefits. There is little that currently differentiates their offerings: maternity benefits, lactation services, back up childcare, etc. Plus One Meetings is a unique offering that shouts the message that a company is “all in” when it comes to supporting its people and their desires to manage work and family. It sets you apart.
When you put family first, work never comes second.™
Build brand and brand loyalty
The importance of brand is undeniable. And your employees can be your strongest brand ambassadors. Customers too are increasingly interested in purchasing products and services from companies whose values align with their own. With Plus One Meetings, you’re making a statement.
Companies with a strong brand identity face different challenges: keeping the brand relevant and meaningful to their internal and external audiences. Plus One Meetings offers a level of service unparalleled in the work-life arena. Through our Travel Care Solutions, Diversity/Work-Life Series, Mobile Nursing Suites or Take Your Kids to Work Day, we help boost your brand and build brand loyalty.
Address the needs of diverse hires
There is a gap in the conversation about the needs of ethnically diverse hires. Those companies committed to diversity and inclusion and the development of a diverse workforce recognize the importance of mentoring and career-watch programs, but there is a need among certain populations that is little talked about.
The majority of single parent households in the United States are among African American, American Indian and Hispanic Families where the percentage of children in single parent households is 67%, 53% and 42% respectively. Working parents from these diverse groups are disproportionately affected by child-care concerns often preventing them from participating in training and development opportunities and/or applying for positions that they know will require occasional travel. Plus One Meetings can help level the playing field and provide access for all for it is diversity — gender, ethnicity, cultural background, education, sexual orientation, and others – that produces the best teams and the best results.
The number of American employees who don’t take advantage of their earned vacation is both startling and worrisome. Approximately 15% of workers gave up vacation days last year because they didn’t have time to use them. And 23% of workers say they’ve had to stay home and work while the rest of the family went on vacation without them. This is a big problem for employees, families and employers.
When employees don’t take enough vacation – even when seemingly of their own choice — they are far more likely to experience stress and a higher risk of burning out. Workers can also start to resent employers and feel that the benefits they “supposedly” are entitled to are really empty promises. This all leads to higher turnover — the cost of which ranges from 1 – 1.5 times an employee’s annual salary.
By blending work and family opportunities, employees can take advantage of a portion of travel costs being paid for by the employer thereby reducing the financial burden of family vacation travel. It also allows working parents to extend their stay after the meeting to enjoy the city they are in and some vacation time with family members