Offering your employees an exceptional benefits package can help you attract and retain top talent. Changing expectations can be difficult to track. Understanding employee benefits trends 2021 can help you determine what to focus on.
Types of Perks
The idea of the typical workplace is rapidly evolving. There is more emphasis on employees’ overall health and home life. The number of remote workers has risen drastically, and many companies are embracing flexible work. As opposed to prior years, benefits plans are now more likely to include perks such as:
- Pet insurance
- Mental health prioritization
- Caregiving support
Your company is unique and so are the employees who make it a success. Consider your company’s culture and the demographic of the staff members when customizing a plan. Offer plans that meet your employee’s needs without containing unneeded extras.
For example, your company may encourage workers to bring pets to the office. In that case, pet insurance, discounts with local trainers, paid time off to volunteer at local animal shelters or other perks related to animals may be popular.
Flexibility is key when figuring out what type of benefits to offer. Plans that were expected several decades ago are no longer considered adequate, and it is likely that changes will happen in the future.