Telecommuting benefits, employee bonuses and professional development opportunities are on the rise as employers look to use their programs more strategically to respond to changing workforce needs, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2016 Employee Benefits Survey.

Employers are responding to workers’ demands for better work/life balance with increased telecommuting, flextime and other accommodations. Since 1996, the percentage of organizations offering telecommuting has increased threefold (from 20% to 60%), and the percentage offering telecommuting on an ad hoc basis has increased from 45% in 2012 to 56% in 2016.

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