The results are in, and according to this survey from the International Federation of Employee Benefit Plans, in the U.S. today, a full 74% of employers offer a hybrid workplace. The same survey found that just over half are now offering a full remote option for employees.
This is in stark contrast to what many pundits were expecting, and it’s great news for American workers - especially those who found nontraditional workplace flexibility made them more productive than having to adhere to strict and outdated work schedules.
The survey is worth more than a passing glance if you’re interested in how America’s companies are operating post COVID. One interesting finding was about premium and optional employee benefits. Among those offered to full-time employees at the companies surveyed were pet insurance, student loan repayment assistance, and subscription legal service plans. In a climate where employee retention can be difficult, perks like these can go a long way towards keeping employees happy and on your payroll.
Besides teaching us that going to the office every day is not the only way to work, an article from FORBES highlights the pandemic also proved once and for all that most meetings are pointless. Post COVID, managers are becoming more intentional when they plan both their face-to-face get togethers, and ZOOM calls.
At the same time, workers and managers are finding that just because someone doesn’t come
into an office, it doesn’t mean remote and hybrid employees are content to work at their kitchen table or bedroom either. This is why coworking has really taken off in recent months. Some people just prefer a more formal work setup. Often, a forward-thinking company will offer remote employees a budget or small stipend for office space. In families where both spouses work from home, or if there are small children around, a place to go for work just makes sense. Singles who live in smaller apartments or homes and don’t have room for an office often seek out this type of setup for the space, and for the opportunity to be around others. In fact, informal networking has become an integral side benefit of coworking.
If you’ve found yourself in this new cohort of remote workers, and need a place to do your best work, come see us. We offer coworking and flexible office solutions to fit any budget and working style. Both our locations have instant access to the Razorback Greenway, and are also easy to find by car as well. Parking is free and plentiful, as is our inside bike storage. In our kitchen you’ll find FREE tea, coffee, hot cocoa, filtered water, and a well-stocked snack bar where all items are only a dollar.
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