Filed under: Employment & Careers
There are often more perks to a job than a paycheque, as employers make an effort to retain their top workers and entice new prospects. From offices to flexible schedules to company cars, employees are enjoying more job incentives than ever, though they still have workplace wish lists.
A new CareerBuilder survey asked more than 3,900 full-time workers nationwide which job factors are most important to them to find out what makes employees satisfied with their job and workplace. While the recovering economy may give the impression that workers can't be too choosy, employers don't necessarily share this view. Thirty-two percent of employers report that top performers left their organization in 2012 and 39 percent are concerned that they'll lose top employees in 2013. While most workers (66 percent) say they are generally satisfied with their job, 25 percent say they will change jobs in 2013 or 2014.
What can employers do to retain their best workers, and what can employees request to create a more enjoyable workplace? The top survey answers focus on salary, onsite privileges and creating more job-related opportunities.
Dream Job BenefitsWho hasn't wished for a little more comfort on-the-job? Onsite luxuries are just a dream for some, but these gratuities may be what keep workers happy at their current company. Twenty-six percent of workers say that providing special perks is an effective way to improve employee retention.
When asked to identify one perk that would make their workplace more satisfying, some of the highest-scoring answers include early dismissals, convenient gym access and casual dress. Click through our slideshow to find out which benefits ranked highest: