Job seekers see new kinds of benefits when teleworking changes workplace

SAN JOSE, California – Some of the benefits that used to attract job seekers are no longer relevant as teleworking continues. So employers have had to listen and change over time.

Four years ago, San Jose State’s Class of 2022 had never dreamed it would be so good. There are over 27,000 job postings at the university’s career center. That’s nearly four jobs for each of this year’s nearly 7,400 graduates. This means that they can make demands.

A survey conducted on LinkedIn by recruitment firm Robert Half showed that just over half of this year’s graduates want to work externally. This means that perks such as free food or dry cleaning on site and massage lose relevance and value.

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San Francisco benefits consulting firm Forma, saying companies actually create a menu of perks that employees can choose from, including help paying off student loan debt. Providing more flexible services can help fill an estimated 11 million job openings. Other companies, according to recruitment firm Robert Half, waive prior degree requirements and provide either educational benefits or in-house training.

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