The importance of seeing eye to eye

Employers, employees don’t always agree when it comes to preferred perks
By Dianne Hunnam-Jones
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/15/2015

These days, nearly every company offers perks and other non-monetary benefits to employees. Businesses know incentives can improve the morale and, consequently, the retention of top performers. Offering the most desired perks can make a company more attractive to potential new hires as well. 


But many managers may be undervaluing the perks employees really want, according to research from Accountemps. A pair of related surveys about workplace incentives given separately to CFOs and employees who work in an office environment in Canada revealed managers and workers aren’t exactly seeing eye to eye when it comes to non-monetary benefits.