Job perks of the future must go beyond unlimited coffee, casual Fridays and catered lunches. As we prepare for post-pandemic society, potential talent will need more human-centric benefits from their workplace.
One of the biggest perks an employee can get from their employer is trust. Over the past year, workers have realized the importance of having the trust of their leaders and the impact it can have on their performance.
During this year of isolation, connection has become one of the most sought-after work experiences. Creating a community that is supportive and connected will be crucial moving forward.
Although some employees will return to the office at least part of the week, there is still a need for improvements to the work-from-home experience. Several workers struggled to balance their home and work life as they attended meetings from their bedrooms and handled client calls in their kitchens.
Supporting workers in these arrangements by providing them with the necessary equipment and resources can not only make employees feel nurtured by their employer, but also help improve their productivity.
While this may seem like a given, having healthcare benefits has become more in demand than ever before. Workers have spent the past year hyper focused on their own physical and mental health, so providing them a healthcare plan will be a necessity.