Worryingly, the survey of 1,000 professionals also revealed that nearly three quarters of UK professionals (71.8%) aren’t currently receiving any perks at work. This is despite 70.5% of workers believing that all business should offer them. When asked what they’d like to receive, the most desirable workplace perks were:
Workers also revealed the top perks that they receive in their current jobs, with staff discounts (42.9%), casual dress codes (40.5%) and flexible working (38.1%) topping the list. But despite stating that these perks are important to them, a staggering 85% of professionals admitted that they would rather see a pay rise than receive other kinds of benefits or perks.
Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library comments:
“It’s interesting to see that today’s workers are shying away from the more whimsical perks that had become somewhat of a fad in recent years. ‘Nap pods’ and ‘office bars’ may be popular in some offices, but the majority of professionals are now steering towards the more practical benefits like flexible working and bonuses. It’s concerning to learn that less than a third of employers are offering their staff these perks, especially as employees do take these into consideration when applying for jobs.”