We offer employee benefits by helping parents maintain a better relationship with their children. Since 2001, we have been visiting organisations and speaking to groups of busy Mums and Dads on the subjects including:
- learning to read
- learning to write
- exam preparation
We understand that working parents have two jobs and raising children in their early stages of development can be very challenging. Educating Matters provides support for parents so they can support their children. Whether its better time keeping, conflict management or how to share their toys, our courses cover a wide range of topics to suit the individual needs of the parents.
We have spoken to thousands of parents in different companies over the years for all types of high powered jobs. You can read our testimonials here.
We strongly believe that working parents with a better family life will be more successful in the workplace. Happier staff are more productive in their work and also create positive energy for the people around them. It is no surprise that our courses have been used by some of the biggest investment banks and accountancy firms in the world. Delivered by Rachel Vecht, a mother of four, school teacher and University lecturer – Rachel offers an interesting and engaging employee benefit presentation to suit all parents.
The average person will spend 50 years of their life in work. As the pensionable age increases, the sustainability of a State Pension decreases and the cost of living continues to rise, the time an average person spends at work will inevitably increase.
While we may change jobs several times during our working career, the employer/employee relationship we enter in to will, for most people, be the most long-term relationship we will have. As a result, many people are looking for more out of this relationship than simply receiving a pay cheque at the end of each month. In fact, polls suggest that the benefits employers offer their employees are a major factor in the decision to take and maintain a position.
This means that a strong benefits package will allow employers to choose from the cream of any candidate pool as well as to retain their most valuable employees. Many companies are now looking beyond the standard benefit offerings of holiday, sick pay, pension, insurance and so forth. Many companies now offer subsidised phone contracts, online shopping benefits, reduced price car rentals and more. These are offered via co-operative promotions with other organisations. Some companies are offering what has become known as ‘extreme employment perks’. These perks include gym memberships, yoga classes, free lunch and game rooms.
But are these ‘perks’ enough and do they really meet the expectations employees have? According to The Guardian, the demand for gym memberships was 70%, yet actual uptake of the benefit was only 3%.