Organizations: 5 Ways to Satisfy Employee Needs

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I know we’re very focused on the here and now – the pandemic, the elections and runoffs, the economy, etc. Don’t get me wrong – that’s important. But we also need to take a look at some of the things we need to do long-term and start thinking about how we’re going to get from where we are right now to where we need to be.

For example, one of the trends I’ve been noticing is a huge focus on employee benefits. Yes, benefits have always been important. But with the pandemic and remote work, employees are looking at benefits differently. WorldatWork, the total rewards association for HR professionals, recently released the results of a survey that offers some insights into what employees want in their employment experience. 

  • 42% of respondents said they would take a pay cut of up to 30% and a lower job title to work from home and have more work/life balance. 
  • 54% strongly prefer that their organization take a public stance on social issues and voice opinions. 
  • 50% said they want to feel safe at work and won’t work for a company where they don’t feel safe.
  • 60% stated that it was extremely important to work for a leader who shares their values. 

Just in case you’re wondering, this isn’t a “Millennial” thing or a “GenX” thing or a “Boomer” thing. The results were pretty consistent across age groups….

Source: hr bartender

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