What is a social package
What is included in the social package
Initially it was assumed that the social package implies additional social benefits that the company can provide to its employees. To some extent, the social package is an indicator of the stable operation of an enterprise interested in its personnel, its financial well-being.
But some companies manage to substitute concepts, listing as benefits, included in the social package, that already guarantees the working Labor Code of the Russian Federation. It makes no sense to mention the payment of sick leave, the provision of annual paid or maternity leave, contributions to the pension fund, etc. because all this is supposed to do according to the law. It is not correct to mention in the list of benefits included in the social package, and payment for courses and trainings that improve skills, mobile communications or gasoline for a private car, if the employee uses them to perform his official functions.
The social package should include those benefits that are incentives for work. In terms of its content, it can be different, its composition may depend, for example, on the position, work experience at the enterprise, etc. A set of corporate benefits may include: paid medical care, including dentistry; the issuance of interest-free loans; the organization of free lunches; payment of subscriptions to sports and gyms; discount vouchers for employees and their families in a sanatorium, children's camps or tourist trips.
Social package as a management tool
Competent managers of enterprises use the social package in this capacity, it is part of the corporate culture and management tool. They understand that it is not at all a charity, but it allows employees to become interested and significantly increase their motivation for productive and high-quality work, which ultimately results in considerable benefits for the company.
As practice shows, the most effective in this regard is a social package, the filling of which implies the possibility of self-selection of an employee. Each benefit can have a specific scoring, and each employee can take advantage of the set of benefits that he needs within the amount of points that he has. The number of points may depend on the position held, experience, labor productivity, or simply be tied to the hierarchical level determined by the position.