With an increasing number of offices transitioning to work-from-home structures due to the coronavirus pandemic, many companies are struggling to replicate team dynamics and company culture without the benefit of face-to-face interactions.
However, a new report by the team at Money Crashers suggests that some in-office benefits often touted as high-value perks may not matter to employees nearly as much as office managers once thought.
In a survey of 1,500 Americans, just 4% said that “extras” like snacks and drinks were at the top of their desired benefits in a remote position. Instead, more than half said their top priority was the flexibility that a remote schedule offers.
• Over half say the ability to adjust work hours and time zones is their #1 priority
• Almost 1 in 5 say a company's remote culture is their top consideration
• Less than 20% chose home office "extras" like snacks or a Wi-Fi stipend
As you’re updating or assembling your company’s benefits package for the coming year, take a look at the rest of the report to determine what your workers want most!