Experts on demand, or how to provide professional support to your team

More and more employees expect their employers to demonstrate a greater commitment to the physical and mental well-being of their workforce. Does this imply that companies should provide full-time positions for a physician, dietitian or psychologist?

Fortunately, there is no need for such sweeping changes. The benefits market was quick to recognize the need and come up with an effective and convenient solution for the employers and employees alike.

Read on to find answers to the following questions:

  • What are the main benefits that modern employees need?
  • What is the contribution of experts to maintaining the team’s well-being?
  • Where and how can employers find experts?
  • What is the impact of experts on increasing the effectiveness of other benefits?
Solution tailored to contemporary needs

The office work model has undergone a dramatic transformation due to the recent pandemic. Colliers reports that up to 89% of organizations have recently adopted a hybrid working model. Of course, some employers had utilized it previously. Nevertheless, the full extent of this transformation becomes apparent when examining pre-pandemic data. During that time, up to 76% of organizations had a traditional in-office work model. It is thus clear that the pandemic completely reversed the proportions [1].

It seems that the new working model is appreciated by Polish employees. According to a Deloitte survey, nearly half of the respondents would actively seek new employment if they were requested to spend more days in the office. What is more, one in three employees would accept a pay reduction in exchange for an appropriate number of remote work days [2]. The trend can also be seen in the approach to benefits.

Keep in mind that nearly 90% of companies have already implemented a hybrid work model. Close to half of all employees would actively look for alternative employment if requested to work entirely from the office.

Online benefits – the trend of tomorrow?

A report compiled by Benefit Systems shows that up to 56% of employees expect their employers to introduce or increase the availability of benefits in an online format [3]. Considering that many employees work in the hybrid model, this expectation seems fairly reasonable. In such work settings, team members look for solutions that are versatile and easily accessible regardless of where they work on any given day.

It must also be highlighted that in some organizations hybrid working refers to a rota system or an almost fully remote work schedule (with the exception of occasional in-office meeting days). Some companies permit specific departments to work entirely remotely.

In such work scenarios, online benefits prove to be an ideal solution because:

  • they do not differentiate between workers,
  • they are available to all employees, regardless of the type of work they do.

Keep in mind that hybrid working systems must incorporate an extended range of online benefits. This approach ensures that employees are not excluded based on their work location or nature of their work.