CareerBuilder | November 24, 2020
The company you work for can make a big impact in helping you and your coworkers feel confident in navigating a crisis (say, a pandemic). From traditional benefits to office perks and company culture, things will continue to look different as more than 20% of the working population does so from home.
Now, the perks of a job. Office dwellers could usually depend on a selection of “extras” that improved cubicle culture, from snacks to happy hours or activities. When considering a remote position, there are two important questions to ask yourself or the hiring manager:
Was the process easy? Job hunting won’t ever be as easy as essentially signing-up for a gig job, but companies, especially now, should be making an effort to have a streamlined and seamless hiring process start-to-finish. This shows this employer wants applicants to feel part of the team from the beginning, as well as demonstrating this team cares about your experience.
How does the company try to replicate or replace in-person interaction? From Zoom hangouts and company-wide meetings and events, to recognition on internal platforms, check if your potential future employer is investing in its culture. Connection to your coworkers is important for productivity and team success.
How does the company make sure you feel part of the team? Family, pets and roommates are now common guests in meetings, as are grocery deliveries and loungewear. How often these work from home quirks appear can say a lot about your potential employer. Maybe childcare is a benefit you’d like, or, maybe the company proactively communicates that it’s no problem for kids to be part of your daily professional life. Inclusivity is important, and that comes from both benefits and culture.
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