While the economic recovery continues to lurch in fits and starts, companies are stepping up efforts to attract and retain workers with in-demand skills, from developers to data scientists.
Armed with this newfound leverage, workers are naturally negotiating for better pay. But in addition to yelling, "Show me the money!" many have added a new ask to their demands:
"Show me the flexibility!"
A new survey by technology staffing firm Modis found that "flexible work hours" is by far the most desired benefit among workers. In the firm's survey of adult U.S. workers, slightly more than 50 percent picked flex hours as their top perk — far more than chose free food, unlimited vacation time and even on-site child care or paid parental leave.