Employees want more perks on the job: survey

Only 1 in 5 employers provide pay raises, flexible scheduling and wellness programs
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 08/08/2007

Only 20 per cent of Canadian employees enjoy corporate wellness programs that include such perks as fitness and nutritional coaching, gym memberships and opportunities for professional growth, according to a new poll.

Almost 70 per cent of 2,857 Canadians who participated in a recent online poll at online career site Monster.ca said they wished their employers offered such incentives. Twenty per cent of those who already receive corporate wellness programs really appreciate them. And 10 per cent of Canadians said such programs are a waste of resources and would not be interested even if their employer provided such services.

"While not everyone appreciates a corporate wellness program, conventional research has always indicated that a contented and happy worker is typically more productive," said Gabriel Bouchard, vice-president and general manager, Monster Canada.