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Thursday, 07 January 2016

A study from CV-Library, the UK’s largest job site, reveals how public sector workers believe ‘workplace perks’ are pointless and that most would rather bank the money, especially in the post-Christmas months when money is notoriously tight.

The job site conducted research amongst over 2,400 UK professionals this winter to determine how UK workers feel about workplace perks offered by their employers. Survey findings reveal:

Almost a third (32.4%) of public sector employees receive perks at work, which is actually much higher than the national average of 24.3%
And the overwhelming majority (89.2%) of industry workers believe businesses should offer workplace perks
More holiday ranks top on the list of favourite perks among public sector professionals:
More holiday – 30.6%
Early finishes – 19.4%
Travel tickets (to help with commutes) – 14.4%
Almost half (45.9%) of public sector professionals would feel happier if their employer offered more perks

Despite being excited about workplace perks, when asked to choose between perks at work and a pay rise, 83.3% of public sector workers would opt for the money. Furthermore, over half (62.2%) of sector professionals don’t believe workplace perks are important when considering new career opportunities.

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library comments: “When ran effectively, workplace perks can go great lengths to creating a happy and productive workforce. However, it’s important that perks aren’t used as a replacement for fair salaries and bonus schemes, especially if you’re bringing staff on-board in January, when many employees experience a funding-drought after the Christmas period. Public sector professionals have revealed that higher salaries and bonuses are more important than workplace perks, and businesses need to take this into consideration when recruiting for their public sector vacancies.”
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