The conversation around employee perks and benefits is usually centered around the competition between big tech companies that can afford internal office slides, free meals and weekly dolphin rides – or whatever the latest fad in employee engagement is.
Recently, however, more studies are showing how less is usually more when it comes to employee benefits and employees are increasingly yearning for the simple things in life as office perks. Natural light and good views are seemingly trumping ‘Prosecco Fridays’ whilst chairs with strong back support are far more appealing than Charlie the office dog.
This makes sense because let’s be honest – no one wants to work in the basement – no matter how brightly painted the walls are. Another simple and often undervalued office perk is access to intuitive technology that makes the working lives of your professionals easier and more efficient.
A recruiter’s time is precious, and it’s very rare for their day to finish at 5pm. Candidates can often only take calls late at night and hiring managers seem to always push that feedback call to 8pm. No matter how many times they try to arrange meetings within working hours, professionals in this sector always find their evenings filling up remarkably fast.
In the flexible working world, it’s unreasonable to assume your consultants are going to stay chained to their desks until 9pm every night. With that in mind, if they had access to the right technology they would have the ability to continue their work from home – or anywhere outside the office. Stuart Thomas, Recruitment Industry Expert at Access Group discusses how different aspects of technology can positively impact your employees and business:
Mobile technology
The freedom to log on and work remotely will suddenly open up a lot of possibilities for your consultants, as well as free time in

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