Workers, CFOs differ on most valued non-monetary incentives: Survey

But CFOs more willing to negotiate perks
|safety-reporter.com|Last Updated: 12/16/2015

When it comes to workplace perks, wellness and health benefits are what current and potential employees value most, according to 270 CFOs interviewed for a Robert Half survey in Canada.


However, workers say what they would really like is additional vacation days, found the survey of more than 400 employees.


What benefits do employees appreciate most?

Perk

CFOs

Workers

Additional vacation days

26%

35%

Non-traditional work hours

8%

23%

Telecommuting options

28%

21%

Health & wellness benefits

31%

15%

On-site perks

7%

6%

Despite the discrepancy, companies are increasingly willing to negotiate non-monetary perks versus one year ago. Fifty-four per cent of the CFOs said they are more open to discussing these benefits, while none of those surveyed said they are less open. And 24 per cent of workers think perks are on the discussion table more often at their company, while just 10 per cent think the opposite, found Robert Half.

When it comes to being more willing to offer these extra incentives, businesses in Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia lead the pack.

"Offering employees thoughtful and flexible non-monetary incentives communicates a company culture that values its workers' needs," said Greg Scileppi, president of Robert Half, International Staffing Operations. "Business leaders shouldn't underestimate the significance of providing perks that are considerate of employee preferences, which can serve to enhance retention while setting the company apart as it looks to attract and recruit top talent in a competitive hiring market."


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