The office has gone to the dogs. Well, that’s what it seems like given the growing number of pet friendly workplaces today.
The gig economy is here to stay. According a 2018 study by MetLife, 51 percent of U.S. workers said they were interested in contract or freelance work as opposed to a full-time job. And if freelancing continues to grow at its current rate, the majority of U.S. workers will be freelancing by 2027.
Independent workers value the flexibility, lifestyle, and professional development opportunities that freelancing brings. But more often than not, benefits and perks aren’t part of the equation. They should be.
The field of human resources is changing. In our HR Redefined series, we give innovators a medium to share personal reflections, professional advice, and best practice guidance.
Location, location, location. While that’s a real estate mantra, office real estate has gone in a different direction. In many industries, employees can now work onsite, offsite, and have flexible hours. This means the average company no longer requires a room that accommodates every single employee every day. On average, 30 to 40 percent of an organization's space is vacant at any one time, creating a visible waste of company resources. To combat this problem, companies have started to embrace strategies that make better use of office real estate.
In this guest post, our friends at Remote Year share their top tips for selecting an employee to test drive your remote work initiative.
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If you’re a fan of office snacks, this might be hard to stomach. A seldom-discussed part of last December’s tax reform bill will eliminate the tax benefits enjoyed by companies who offer their employees snacks.
Last year, over 62,776,640 people searched “get healthy" on Google. Doing so is part of a familiar nationwide declaration that this will finally be the year to lose those five pounds, cook every night, cut out sugar, exercise four times a week, the list goes on. But more often than not, life gets in the way of the commitment it takes to execute on these goals. Let’s be honest—between work and family, it can be hard to find time to make healthier choices. But what if your workplace offered resources to make it easier? Fortunately, many HR teams are already on the case, introducing a variety of employee health and wellness initiatives and perks.
Company culture has become the most important factor in attracting and retaining employees, so it’s more crucial than ever to offer perks that resonate. As more companies restructure their benefits offerings, many are turning to creative perks to showcase their culture, attract prospective employees, and increase employee happiness.
Benefits fall among the top line items of any employer budget—up next to payroll and real estate. Plus, your benefits package can be a huge driver of company culture, recruiting, and acquisition. 76% of employees say that benefits are a very important factor in deciding whether or not they accept a job. At a time when attracting and retaining employees is harder than ever, a strong benefits package can be a powerful tool to help you along the way.