GROWING THE POST-PANDEMIC CHURCH & Working From Home: 53% Of Remote Workers Are Quitting Due To Outdated Benefits.

by Jasmine Browley, Essence Magazine, 6/15/22.

Working remotely has become heavily favored by many workers over the last few years for many reasons that include better work-life balance, money saved on daily commutes and comfortable work environments are key factors that come to mind. 

But according to a new study, this isn’t enough to keep workers around. 

Paychex survey more than 1,000 employees across the U.S across various leadership levels about what they’re looking for in benefit packages. The participants also discussed how important these benefits are when considering the viability of the companies they’re working for. 

While 88% of employees reported satisfaction with their benefits while working on-site, and that number dropped to 71% when they switched to remote work. That number rose to 77% for those participants whose companies offered upgraded benefits workers. 

The survey also asked which benefits were most important. The most common benefit updates for remote workers included flexible working hours and performance bonuses. When asked which additional benefits were most important, employees said they valued a home office stipend (31%) and reimbursement for internet costs (30%). 

The full report can be found here.

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HIRING & What Good Candidates Want: $ + Work-life Balance

Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: “Research shows that when you want to hire the best people, you will find they usually will not be looking for a new job, but rather are a “passive” candidate. To reach the best candidates, research shows you must not only offer them more money, but a better work-life balance too. Organizations typically offer more money and forget that to get the best candidates they must offer more work-life balance too.”

QUOTE: “Research shows passive (hiring) candidates are looking for more benefits and perks, work-life balance and opportunities to move their careers forward.”