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In the face of increasingly difficult news coverage around climate change, social inequities, and corporate scandals, more people are looking for ways to directly contribute to solutions. Money has always been a driver of change and an employee’s 401(k) is a key component – if not the most central part – of their financial life. As individuals become more thoughtful about how their resources and savings are deployed, an employee’s retirement savings will undoubtedly become part of the equation.

HR directors are seasoned experts in meeting the needs of their staff among a variety of workplace scenarios – from accessibility and ergonomics, to accounting for the differing dietary needs for the next staff lunch. Even just ordering pizza in for your team requires quite a bit of thought. Depending on your workplace culture, you may have a large group of employees who are happy with a standard pepperoni and cheese or meat lover’s pizza. But there will be a few vegetarians to consider, folks who may require an option without pork, and maybe even a couple of employees who need a dairy-free pizza. We have become comfortably attuned to making accommodations for differing needs when it comes to things with such low stakes as free office pizza, so why not look at your company’s marquee benefits as well, taking into account such elements as an employee’s religious faith and personal values?

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