With three in four professionals now working from home, employees have and continue to adapt to new work environments. From transforming bedrooms into offices to converting breakfast nooks to workspaces, employees may be finding themselves with less space and time for their health and overall well-being.
Fitness and well-being offerings have become an essential benefit for the remote worker. According to a survey conducted by ClassPass, 70% of global professionals rank fitness benefits as the most valuable benefit outside of healthcare and are the second highest benefit requested by employees.
The ClassPass survey found that three in five individuals who participated in virtual team workouts felt more connected to their colleagues afterward — ultimately boosting team morale and increasing productivity. Additionally, 89% of employees say they feel more productive during the workday following a workout.
“Remote workers still crave the fitness benefits they had prior to the pandemic. There’s a recognition among employers that fitness helps employees combat stress and really helps solidify their work from home routine.”Nicole Wolfe, Head of Corporate Programs at ClassPass
Inevitably, employees need a well-rounded benefits program that will support every aspect of their well-being, especially during these most difficult times. Benefits might include financial stipends to ease financial stress, office equipment allowances, childcare, schedule flexibility, or virtual fitness and wellness programs.
Talk to your employer today regarding new benefits that may be offered in the upcoming plan year to accommodate your changing work environment.
Information provided by Employee Benefit News.