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The idea that happy employees are productive employees is not a new one, but the benefits that employers offer to promote employee well-being have evolved over time. Employer-sponsored healthcare first emerged in the 1940s. In the 1960s, IBM was known for hosting employee carnivals and offering employees access to country clubs and golf courses around the US. In the 2010s, tech companies (followed by others) aimed to attract and retain employees with in-office perks like ping pong tables and smoothie bars. Today, the pandemic has created a reckoning around what employees really need to thrive. There’s movement away from in-office perks towards those that focus more holistically on employees’ physical, emotional, and financial health. 

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