Several years ago, organizations clamored to fill their offices with ping pong tables, bean bag chairs and a pantry full of snacks, because that’s what they believed millennial employees valued most. While those types of perks may be viewed as fun, they’re not necessarily the things that will get a team member to stick around for the long haul.

So what do your employees really want to get when they come to work for you? We asked a panel of Forbes Human Resources Council members to weigh in. From flexible work options to a simple sense of belonging, here’s what they had to say.

Top industry insiders weigh in.All photos courtesy of Forbes Councils members.

1. A Holistic Set Of Benefits That Serve ‘Health, Wealth And Self’

Rather than focusing on specific benefits, focus more broadly on benefit programs that encompass the three broad categories of health, wealth and self. From this perspective, it is simpler to tailor the specifics to meet the needs of your current and future organization. – John Sigmon,