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July 15, 2020

Job Perks in the Remote Working World

Employers are having to adapt and think strategically about what job perks will improve employee satisfaction in the new remote working era. Virtual apps and software that lead to employee satisfaction are some of the best ways to compensate.
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What are the perks of a good job and how do they make, or how are they supposed to make, employees feel? For one, job perks ensure that an employee feels comfortable, in some way, respective to the industry and/or organization they are working for. This is what pizza Fridays are for. Events like these, especially when employees have had stressful weeks and need a break or a little cushion, help improve job satisfaction over longer periods of time. Company cookouts have the same effect. They help employees unwind, forget about strategic communication for a few hours, and enjoy catching up and gossiping with co-workers they haven’t really had the time to talk to because of their busy schedules.

All of these events, or work perks, which do indeed come in many different forms, also help employees with their sense of self-worth.

In some cities, job perks also take the form of free workout classes, or monthly memberships to gyms due to the abundance of workout studious available. The rationale for this is pretty straightforward—having a healthy employee that is using a gym on a regular basis also probably means a less stressed employee, one who takes time to unwind and reflect, and also one who is healthy and experiences less fatigue throughout the working day. This means better performance overall.

What is ClassPass and how does it work

Because of Covid-19 and the influx of so many new remote workers, the days of in-person company cookouts or pizza Fridays are long gone and executives and those in leaderships roles need to think about new ways to keep their employees satisfied with perks that are virtual, consistent, and worth using of course. They need to have some utility.

One of these new perks, which represents the successful partnership of many organizations and a successful mobile application, is ClassPass. Classpass is an American company which provides access to different fitness classes such as yoga, strength training, barre, martial arts, pilates, boxing, and indoor cycling classes, as well as use of health clubs via its flat-rate monthly subscription billing service. Basically, the plethora of different sports can apply to many different employees, which is good because most large organizations in big cities are diverse which means individuals have diverse interests when it comes to working out. Not everyone likes to go jogging.

One user, a Vice employee living in New York, who has a crazy work schedule, said that nearly everyone she chatted with told her that whether it was the monthly membership cost (which is flexible based on how many credits you want per month) or late cancellation fees, ClassPass was a significant investment. Each class in Manhattan, for example, clocks roughly between 4 - 14 credits. She said she was able to get in five classes during her two week trial.

Anywho, this is definitely a service that is very beneficial if you organization decides to bear the upfront costs.

Virtual medical calls and in-office software

In another sense, one major job perk for major organizations has been based around health. Due to the current pandemic and also economic crisis, it has never been a more important time for employees to stay healthy and keep earning. One conditionality of doing this is to have an on-call doctor or support system if one is feeling ill. Some employers are now giving out free memberships to One Medical, which is a service that connects employees to telehealth appointments and also sends messages to healthcare professionals.

Other on the job perks include HelpScout, which is itself a remote company which is a provider of help desk software and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company provides an email-based customer support platform, a knowledge base tool, and an embeddable search/contact widget for customer service professionals.

Giving employees access to new software to assist them in tasks that might seem outside of their job responsibilities can definitely feel like a major perk, even if it’s not the same as the traditional office luncheon.

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Michael Robbins
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Michael is a writer that helps organizations align their mission and values to a wide audience.

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RecruitersJuly 15, 2020
Job Perks in the Remote Working World
Employers are having to adapt and think strategically about what job perks will improve employee satisfaction in the new remote working era. Virtual apps and software that lead to employee satisfaction are some of the best ways to compensate.

What are the perks of a good job and how do they make, or how are they supposed to make, employees feel? For one, job perks ensure that an employee feels comfortable, in some way, respective to the industry and/or organization they are working for. This is what pizza Fridays are for. Events like these, especially when employees have had stressful weeks and need a break or a little cushion, help improve job satisfaction over longer periods of time. Company cookouts have the same effect. They help employees unwind, forget about strategic communication for a few hours, and enjoy catching up and gossiping with co-workers they haven’t really had the time to talk to because of their busy schedules.

All of these events, or work perks, which do indeed come in many different forms, also help employees with their sense of self-worth.

In some cities, job perks also take the form of free workout classes, or monthly memberships to gyms due to the abundance of workout studious available. The rationale for this is pretty straightforward—having a healthy employee that is using a gym on a regular basis also probably means a less stressed employee, one who takes time to unwind and reflect, and also one who is healthy and experiences less fatigue throughout the working day. This means better performance overall.

What is ClassPass and how does it work

Because of Covid-19 and the influx of so many new remote workers, the days of in-person company cookouts or pizza Fridays are long gone and executives and those in leaderships roles need to think about new ways to keep their employees satisfied with perks that are virtual, consistent, and worth using of course. They need to have some utility.

One of these new perks, which represents the successful partnership of many organizations and a successful mobile application, is ClassPass. Classpass is an American company which provides access to different fitness classes such as yoga, strength training, barre, martial arts, pilates, boxing, and indoor cycling classes, as well as use of health clubs via its flat-rate monthly subscription billing service. Basically, the plethora of different sports can apply to many different employees, which is good because most large organizations in big cities are diverse which means individuals have diverse interests when it comes to working out. Not everyone likes to go jogging.

One user, a Vice employee living in New York, who has a crazy work schedule, said that nearly everyone she chatted with told her that whether it was the monthly membership cost (which is flexible based on how many credits you want per month) or late cancellation fees, ClassPass was a significant investment. Each class in Manhattan, for example, clocks roughly between 4 - 14 credits. She said she was able to get in five classes during her two week trial.

Anywho, this is definitely a service that is very beneficial if you organization decides to bear the upfront costs.

Virtual medical calls and in-office software

In another sense, one major job perk for major organizations has been based around health. Due to the current pandemic and also economic crisis, it has never been a more important time for employees to stay healthy and keep earning. One conditionality of doing this is to have an on-call doctor or support system if one is feeling ill. Some employers are now giving out free memberships to One Medical, which is a service that connects employees to telehealth appointments and also sends messages to healthcare professionals.

Other on the job perks include HelpScout, which is itself a remote company which is a provider of help desk software and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company provides an email-based customer support platform, a knowledge base tool, and an embeddable search/contact widget for customer service professionals.

Giving employees access to new software to assist them in tasks that might seem outside of their job responsibilities can definitely feel like a major perk, even if it’s not the same as the traditional office luncheon.

Remote Work
Job Perks
COVID-19
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Michael Robbins -Writer
Michael is a writer that helps organizations align their mission and values to a wide audience.

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