“We’ll quit “ – two in five Brits say they’d leave their jobs if perks were stopped

Half expect flexible working hours, and two in five want pensions as standard. Younger employees expect more perks than their older colleagues.

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63% of workers want customisable benefits packages

Two in five UK workers (43%) said that they would leave their current job if their workplace benefits were stopped, a recent survey of 1,000 UK workers has revealed. 

The survey by Adler, also found that a third of respondents want continuing refreshment and updating of their benefits, stating that they would leave if this did not take place.

The top five key perks that workers are keen to have as standard are: flexi-time, pension schemes, performance bonuses, matching pensions contributions and free food and drinks in the office.

Benefits packages are most important to emergency services and healthcare professionals with half (50.4%) of those employed in these industries saying that they would quit if perks and incentives were stopped.

Emergency services and healthcare workers are keenest to protect access to further education and training, with one third of employees in these sectors stating that they consider this benefit as essential.

The top five key perks that workers are keen to have as standard are: flexi-time, pension schemes, performance bonuses, matching pensions contributions and free food and drinks in the office.

The importance of company perks to employees only looks set to increase as younger individuals make their way up the workplace hierarchy. 18-34-year olds are more likely to value the incentives than older colleagues, with 40% saying they put benefits packages before basic salary, compared to just 6% of over 55s.

Other information revealed by the survey showed that:

  • 63% of workers want customisable benefits packages
  • 45% of respondents would apply for a job based on the benefits package alone

A spokesperson from Adler Business Gifts, said about the findings: “It is important that businesses recognise how much value workers place on the perks and incentives they receive. Providing a benefits package that takes note of what people want can help increase staff loyalty and good feeling towards your brand”.The top five key perks that workers are keen to have as standard are: flexi-time, pension schemes, performance bonuses, matching pensions contributions and free food and drinks in the office.

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