Think soft perks don’t matter much when it comes to talent retention and acquisition? Turns out that perks like flexible work schedules and professional development opportunities have a greater impact on employee satisfaction than many other types of benefit offerings.
Soft perks and company-culture benefits are what employees care most about when they consider job offers, notes Elizabeth Ballou, content developer and marketer for B2B researcher Clutch. Citing results from a recent survey, she says these types of benefits should be top of mind for brokers and advisers. While core benefits such as health insurance and 401(k) plans also are important, more than 54% of the 507 full-time U.S. employees surveyed by Clutch consider flexible hours the benefit that matters most to their job satisfaction.