New Fringe Survey: COVID-19 Puts Spotlight on Lifestyle Benefits
We recently conducted a survey of 700 full-time employees to better understand the shifting attitudes towards employee benefits and perks. The biggest finding? Employees want benefits that support their current lifestyle — what we at Fringe call “lifestyle benefits.” Alarmingly, not all employers are meeting this demand.
Adapting to Work in the Face of a Pandemic
There’s a huge adjustment to make as millions of employees are now staying home to reduce the spread of COVID-19. It’s time to collaborate and keep morale high, but also to not be afraid to adjust how we do business. We still have our organization’s performance goals and revenue objectives to attain, but we can get creative about how we meet them. But, even more importantly, we need to care for our people. Let’s encourage our teams with compassion and understanding as, together, we learn how to navigate our new world of work.
Millennials in the Workforce: Identity
With an unprecedented five generations in today’s workforce, people and culture professionals face the unique challenge of uniting employees in the midst of this generational diversity. As the fastest growing generation in the workforce population, millennials are poised to make their marks on today’s rapidly changing cultural landscape. However, despite their creative energy, millennials are often misunderstood when it comes to work, particularly in regard to identity
Why an Employer Brand is Essential
The modern employee identifies deeply with their work and with the company they work for. They are simply looking for a home. When this happens, employees become subscribers. They subscribe to the vision, the mission, the culture, the purpose — the employer brand. A subscriber stays, and not only do they stay, but they evangelize to others why they ought to become subscribers as well. THIS is why your employer brand is so incredibly essential.
The Other 16 Hours
A meaningful relationship with an employee (and make no mistake, this is the expectation) means caring for the whole person all the time. We must stop compartmentalizing. Stop believing that our care for our people ends at 5:00pm.
Employers: Don’t Be Helicopter Parents
When I go to Starbucks, I make (without hesitation) at least six choices just to walk out with a cup of coffee. Drink type, milk type, caffeine-level (full-caf, half-caf, decaf!), flavor pumps, espresso type (have you tried the blonde?), and of course – whip or no whip. Welcome to everyday life as an adult in the Western world.
Cash is NOT King
Okay. Sure. When the real estate market is way down and developers swoop in and buy anything with a foundation only to flip for a huge profit 18 months later… cash is king. But like many colloquialisms in society, this one has been misapplied.