Investing in Employee Benefits Pays Dividends

By Labrador, Rocio | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA), October 2, 2014 | Go to article overview

Investing in Employee Benefits Pays Dividends


Labrador, Rocio, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)


In the business world, low employee morale can translate into lower productivity and lower profits. According to a 2012 Gallup study, employee disengagement costs the U.S. corporate sector over $300 billion per year.

Three of Pittsburgh's Top Workplaces stand out as exemplary investors in the comfort of their employees: the Pediatrics South practice in Mt. Lebanon; the private nonprofit Dollar Energy Fund Inc. on the South Side; and auto retailer #1 Cochran in Monroeville.

At Pediatrics South, employees enjoy flexibility in their work schedules through the option of morning or evening shifts, paid bereavement and jury time, and up to 20 paid days for personal emergencies.

"As a pediatric practice, it seems contradictory to us to not be sensitive to our employees in the same way that we are to our patients," said Mark Marsen, human resources manager at Pediatrics South.

This sensitivity extends to the accommodation of family events. Part-time employment is also readily offered to staff pursuing additional medical degrees after hours.

"At the end of the day, we have sick kids that need to be seen, but we do our best to accommodate special occasions and changing schedules," said Dr. Marsen.

Employees of Dollar Energy Fund Inc. also expressed appreciation for the benefits they receive for their hard work.

"The health benefits are great, as well as the paid time off," read the anonymous comments of one employee of the nonprofit provider of utility assistance for fixed-income and low-wage earners. "It compensates for the wages received by employees. …

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