The evolution of office perks
During the pandemic, many businesses had to get used to their employees working from home.
As restrictions have loosened, however, the hybrid and work from home models look set to remain.
This means that the “traditional” perks from free meals to break-out spaces to yoga classes offered within the office may no longer make sense.
While the more mainstream benefits such as generous pension packages or healthcare may remain, there is likely to be a radical evolution in the non-office-based perks.
Some businesses have started to offer contributions towards home offices, mobile phones or broadband while others have started to introduce mental and physical wellbeing perks remotely.
Some, including Google and Revolut, have introduced extra days off as “reset days”.
They are recognising that it is a lot harder for people in the business to switch off when they’re working from home because they can’t disconnect.