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Author(s):Battersby, Mark E.
Author Affiliation:Freelance Writer, Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Title:Worker magnets: If you're struggling to attract new workers and retain valued staff, fringe benefits may be the affordable answer
Section:Features
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Source:Golf Course Management. Vol. 69, No. 5, May 2001, p. 158, 160.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Lawrence, KS: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Staff; Personnel management; Costs; Golf course crew; Education; Labor supply; Hiring practices
Abstract/Contents:Discusses how "survey after survey of employees indicate it's not money alone that attracts new workers and keeps existing employees on the job. It's the benefits." Offers suggestions for inexpensive perks, including "flex time, employee discounts, free food and beverages, casual dress Fridays (or every day), [and] education and personal development training (on or after company time)...Other popular benefits are time-off programs, such as vacations, personal leave and retirement programs to which employers contribute, allowing them to save money." Also discusses the importance of health insurance, stating "although every employee has different benefit needs, the recent trends indicate health insurance is the most important and highly valued benefit. Health insurance is tax deductible to the employer and tax-free for the employee. Furthermore, a golf course operation can frequently purchase health insurance at a lower cost than the employee would ordinarily pay for an individual policy." Also discusses de minimis fringe benefits, stating that they "include any property or service that is so small in value that accounting for it is unreasonable or administratively impractical." Also states that "once you have determined the benefits that best suit your facility and its employees, the next step is to figure out which of those benefits the golf operation can afford and how to provide them."
Language:English
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Note:Pictures, color
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Battersby, M. E. 2001. Worker magnets: If you're struggling to attract new workers and retain valued staff, fringe benefits may be the affordable answer. Golf Course Manage. 69(5):p. 158, 160.
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