The role of technology throughout the Covid-19 pandemic
Covid-19 has changed the role of technology and has been invaluable in helping organisations to adapt to remote ways of working.
With a large number of workforces working remotely, employers are looking for ways of promoting benefits through technology; benefits platforms are an effective way of reaching all employees.
The pandemic has further created new developments in the way that employers have adjusted their benefits offering. Ian Bird, partner at Secondsight, says: “[Organisations] have started to create more robust strategies for the future through [the] flexibility that providers now [offer] through benefits platforms, where employees can choose from a wide range of perks.
Finding an effective way to offer benefits remotely is a key priority for employers. Ian Bird says: “The world of work has been pushed forward 10 years because of the pandemic, where the office is more of a flexible asset that employees can access when they prefer,” says Bird. “The only way to show their support for staff is through digital, which is why technology plays a big part in benefits now and in the future.”