Number OneOur pal Tim Sackett recently blogged about the increasing value of flexible work schedules if you’re a company trying to nab top talent and stay competitive – and we thought you’d appreciate a look. Here’s a taste:

Every few months you see news media organizations come out with rankings of what benefits employees rank as most desirable, or most valuable to them, or ones they wouldn’t give up, etc. And the list always includes stuff like:

  1. Compensation
  2. Health Insurance
  3. Paid time off
  4. Retirement

Blah, blah, blah…

It’s always the same crap, usually just ranked slightly different based on age, sex, where you live, etc. But, this data never tells us anything new. ‘Oh, look! Free lunches moved up from 8th to 7th! We better take a look at the choices we’re offering, one company said all organic really helped them recruit more talent!’ No, it didn’t.

This is the new reality in employee benefits: we’ve reached an era where certain things are now expected.

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