Employees Want Better Work-Life Balance in 2015, Survey Shows
When asked which workplace perk they think their employees are most interested in receiving this year, 41 percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed in one of two surveys by Accountemps said better benefits, and 19 percent said more vacation days. In a separate survey of workers, however, more paid time off (30 percent) narrowly edged out better benefits (26 percent) as most desired in 2015. The surveys include responses from more than 2,100 CFOs from a stratified random sample of companies in more than 20 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas and more than 320 employees age 18 and older who work in an office environment.
“You can’t underestimate the importance of time away from work,” said Bill Driscoll, a district president with Accountemps. “Changing a company’s benefits package can be a lengthy, challenging and expensive process, but re-evaluating the vacation policy is fairly straightforward in comparison. Offering additional vacation time shows employees you’re committed to helping them achieve greater work-life balance.”
Reposted with permission from Wolters Kluwer.
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