We don’t work the same way our parents did… and we don’t get paid the same.
Now we can hold a work meeting from the living room, with a smartphone and connected with people from anywhere in the world and, in addition, we can collect our salary in more than money.
We talk about the social benefits with which companies pay for our dedication and that go beyond the traditional payroll.
More and more workers prefer to include some type of social benefit in their remuneration and insurance is one of the main claims in this area.
The well – being of an employee is both a guarantee of greater commitment and dedication to the job . Until a few years ago, this well-being was mainly linked to the salary that the employee received, but the new human resources policies and, of course, the outbreak of the pandemic, have made workers increasingly value other issues for their job satisfaction . Now factors such as flexible hours, teleworking, training, respect for gender equality, the possibility of accessing career plans or social benefits come into play.
According to the Annual Study on Trends in Benefits , of the digital platform on the management of the compensation of employees Cobee, seven out of 10 workers are willing to have a somewhat lower salary if in exchange they receive a flexible package of social benefits . Traditionally, the benefits that companies offered their workforce were food vouchers, transportation vouchers and health insurance. In recent years this offer has diversified to include more varied proposals, but insurance continues to be one of the preferred options.
The survey conducted by Cobee places up to three types of insurance in the top 10 benefits most desired by workers. Health insurance stands out especially , since, with the vote of 62% of those surveyed, it becomes the most valued benefit of all. Another product that is among the most coveted are pension plans , which were chosen as a priority social benefit by 38% of those consulted. Financial well-being In fact, it is noted in the study as an upward trend among requests from senior employees. Hence, many choose a benefit that helps them guarantee their financial stability in the future, such as savings plans through the company. The third best valued insurance protection by respondents (26% of them) is life insurance . Employees positively value having insurance that can help their family in case something happens to them.
Beyond insurance, there are other types of social benefits that workers value in their companies and that are very diverse. While catering and training are a classic, other more innovative proposals stand out, such as the gym membership, subscription to entertainment platforms or private mobility services.