Onsite vs Hybrid vs Remote Jobs: Benefits that Actually Entice Employees

Onsite vs Hybrid vs Remote Jobs: Benefits that Actually Entice Employees

Onsite vs Hybrid vs Remote Jobs: Benefits that Actually Entice Employees

Nowadays, there are three main ways people can work – at the office, from home, or a mix of both. Each way has its own good things and bad things. Many people still like going into a workplace building to do their job. Being at the office makes it easier to work closely with teammates and have face-to-face talks. Employees feel a sense of belonging when surrounded by colleagues. Office life provides routines and structure to the day.  

Another big plus is the ability to meet new people, learn from others, and grow in one’s career. Casual conversations, meetings, and training happen more naturally in an office. For people who thrive around others, the office is an energizing place.

The Downside? Commuting to and from work takes up time and money. There can also be more distractions and less personal space compared to home.

During the pandemic, many had to start working remotely from their house or apartment. While difficult at first, lots of employees loved the flexibility and work-life balance of being home. No more being stuck in traffic jams! More time for family, hobbies, and personal life.

It’s easier to take breaks, eat healthy, and get household tasks done. Many feel more relaxed and productive without office interruptions. And companies can hire talented people from anywhere when jobs are remote.

The challenge is feeling isolated from co-workers. Communication and collaboration require more effort. And some find it hard to “turn off” work mode when home is the office.

The Mixed Approach

The hybrid model gives a balance of office and remote work. Employees might go in a few days a week for meetings, presentations, or social events. The rest of the time they can work undisturbed from home.

This flexibility is a major perk! You still get those important in-person interactions while enjoying the home productivity zone. It’s a nice compromise for when both environments have valuable benefits.

However, the switching between locations can cause its own disruptions and stress for some.

What Matters Most to Workers?

The ideal workplace means different things to different people. Some thrive off the energy and opportunity of the office scene. For others, maximum flexibility and work-life balance is most important. 

Increasingly, employees want benefits and policies that fit their specific needs and life circumstances. Parents may need more remote days, while young staff crave the social office experience.

Companies should aim to support a range of preferences with customizable options. Listening to employees and providing true choice is key to recruiting and keeping top talent happy and motivated.

Stay tuned for more on our ‘Corporate Series’.

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