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British Workers Positive About Perks

Posted on: 16 Jun 2017

If you’re hoping to recruit new talent – or retain the staff that you have – you may want to consider introducing workplace perks.

That’s after research found that 40 per cent of Brits feel that they are getting a better deal when they’re offered a perk by their employer, Online Recruitment reported.

A survey conducted by Bankingrefunds.co.uk revealed that the most popular workplace perk was private healthcare, with 45 per cent of those questioned saying they valued this.

Not far behind were complimentary food (appreciated by 42 per cent), flexible hours (41 per cent) and an early finish on a Friday (37 per cent). Complimentary drinks completed the top five workplace perks, with 31 per cent of those surveyed naming this as the thing they’d most appreciate.

If you’re hoping to attract the best talent when posting building services jobs, it’s also worth knowing that those working in consumer-facing sectors, like plumbing, cited complimentary food and drink as their most popular perk.

By comparison, those working in administration roles named private healthcare as their top benefit.

Carl Miller, managing director of Bankingrefunds.co.uk, commented: “We discovered that when employers show they are invested in employees’ welfare and happiness, they can create a culture of mutual appreciation.”

Of course, some businesses offer more quirky perks to their employees. Glassdoor recently highlighted some of the most unusual benefits firms provide, including Hotjar, where employees are given €4,000 to build their own office space at home, and UKFast, who give any employee who gets married an extra week of paid leave.

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