10 Unconventional Perks Companies are Offering Remote Workers

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of employees working remotely has increased across the U.S.

According to Ladders, only 4% of jobs with North America’s largest employers were remote prior to the pandemic. This increased to 9% by the end of 2020 and more than 15% by the end of 2021.

Many employees have embraced the flexibility and benefits that come with working remotely.

People working outside traditional office settings report increased motivation, more flexibility, less stress, and higher job satisfaction.

Unconventional Perks for Remote Workers

Home Office Setup

Working remotely requires the same equipment as working in an office—a functional desk space and chair, high-speed internet, phone, computer, office supplies, etc.

But not all employers provide financial assistance to help employees set up or maintain a home office.

According to the 2020 Owl Labs State of Remote Work Report, only 20% to 25% of employers pay or help pay for home office essentials.

Fun Experiences

Companies like Blueboard are thinking outside the box by offering fun experiences in lieu of more traditional employee benefits like monetary bonuses.

By providing recognition for employee milestones and hard work—as well as making these benefits more personalized and meaningful for individuals—employees are more likely to stay engaged and satisfied with their jobs.