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Besides a raise, what do employees want?

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Sure, a raise would be nice, but what else do employees want this year?  A new survey from Accountemps has found that more vacation days top the list of our desires this year.  A more flexible schedule also made the list, along with better benefits.

A smaller percentage of employees also want other corporate perks, such as on-site meals and amenities, health and wellness, or subsidized transportation.

“Offering workplace perks can be a great tool to motivate and retain workers,” says Dianne Hunnam-Jones, Canadian district president of Accountemps.  “Regular feedback from your team will provide insight on which incentives are the most meaningful and can help confirm you are focusing your efforts in the right area.  Providing a variety of workplace perks and allowing your employees to choose the mix of incentives best suited to their individual circumstances can set you apart from the competition and improve your employees’ job satisfaction.”

Roughly 16 per cent of people want more training or professional opportunities to move up in their company.

“Re-evaluating the vacation policy and the feasibility of offering flexible working opportunities can be a quick win.  In comparison, changing a company’s benefits package can be a lengthy, challenging and expensive process,” explains Hunnam-Jones.  “Supporting your employees to achieve greater work-life balance through additional vacation time and flexible work options shows you appreciate their efforts.”