Over the past two decades, the workplace has changed drastically. We’re an information economy. Implementation of flexible work arrangements continues to rise (nearly 80 percent between 2005 and 2012 alone). Casual dress is de rigueur. Millennials have arrived with their talents, mobile phones, apps, devices and a desire for meaningful work.
Yet many companies haven’t adjusted benefits to reflect these shifts. In fact, according to a new report by Quantum Workplace and Limeade, there’s a huge disconnect between what employees want and what employers provide when it comes to benefits, perks and programs. For example:
77 percent of employees want time off to recharge, while 45 percent of employers offer it
71 percent of employees want to work from home, while 32 percent of employers allow it
74 percent of employees want to work flexible hours, while 46 percent of employers give them the choice