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Rethinking Employee Benefits for Permanently Remote Workers

May 5, 2021


As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and the pandemic eases, business worksites are reopening. Whether by choice or need, however, many employees are likely to continue working remotely—some may have moved to locations too far away to accommodate commuting while others may simply prefer to keep working from home.

Employers are recognizing the advantages of allowing remote work, both to widen the pool of potential employees and to reduce the fixed costs associated with physical office space. When staffing firm LaSalle Network recently asked 350 corporate executives how they think their workforces will be modeled 12 months from now, a majority (77 percent) expected a hybrid approach with a portion of staffers working in-office and a portion working from home.

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