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Season tickets and beers on Friday? Here are 5 of the most appreciated work perks

The results of this survey of 4,000 employees might surprise you.

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WHICH WOULD MAKE you more likely to take a job? Access to season tickets to your favourite matches, a laid-back environment with a Friday beer trolley, or just a good old fashioned generous pension?

According to a survey of more than 4,000 people in full time employment across the UK and the US by Jobbio, the most-appreciated ‘perks’ aren’t the flashy ones like pool tables and cocktails. They’re pensions, bonuses and flexibility.

When asked about the most important benefits or perks available in your job, these were the five most popular results:

  1. Flexible working hours
  2. Paid overtime
  3. Competitive pension contribution
  4. Bonus
  5. Ability to work from home

What about the perks that people would most like to have? The three least popular were respectively season ticket loan, childcare vouchers and free drinks on a Friday while the most popular were as follows:

  1. Bonus
  2. Flexible working hours
  3. Paid overtime
  4. Ability to work from home
  5. Competitive pension contribution

Salary and working hours aside, what makes for a good boss? Here’s a snippet of what some of the respondents had to say:

Someone who trusts my judgement and lets me do my job without a constant paper trail.

No bleeding cliques and special treatments for friends.

One that allows freedom of creativity. I’m a freelance artist so my clients are my employer.
One who does not view workers as lesser people, treats them with respect, pays them well and recognises the hard work their employees do to put money in their pocket.
Someone who is willing to do the same work they delegate to others.

Read the full results of JOBBIO’s survey here.

What would you love as a work perk in your job? Let us know in the comments.

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