More than pizza socials.

When applying for a job, the advert normally lists the benefits that it brings. And free pizza is a thing of the past.

But now, employees are wanting perks that actually have value.

Many employees search perks that benefit them on a wholesome level. After all a company that can accommodate these requirements is more likely to cultivate a working ecosystem that flourishes rather than perishes.

Key areas employees are looking for include:

Flexible hours

A company that can appreciate that a cookie-cutter mould doesn’t fit everyone is one step ahead. Every employee is different and therefore, has a unique requirement for working. From parents who want to continue working, but don’t want to compromise time with their children, 9am – 3pm could be a solution, rather than letting their talent leave your company.

Remote or hybrid working

Commuting is rarely stressless. Plus, after the work for home mandate put in place in 2020 and 2021, many workers prefer their own home office. From fewer distractions, saving on no commute, to using previous travel time to go through emails, companies are more attractive if they allow workers to work where they see fit.

Regular career reviews

This falls into being valued. If your employee wants to move upwards with their career, but they don’t have the tools or know where they stand how can they?

Mental health check-ins or days

A new addition, but more companies are starting to understand the importance of mental health care. Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t important.

What a company offers or importantly, what it doesn’t, can show how progressive the business is.

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