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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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