Staff 'less satisfied with benefits'

20-08-2007

Staff 'less satisfied with benefits'
Workers in the UK are showing decreasing signs of satisfaction with their workplace benefits, with new reports showing a dip over the past year alongside an increase in salary satisfaction.

These findings, as stated in the latest Job Satisfaction Survey by Unum, suggest that for many employees salary alone is not enough to guarantee satisfaction and job fulfilment overall.

Reports show that satisfaction regarding salary has increased from 53 per cent to 54.4 per cent over the past year while overall job contentment, including benefits, has actually fallen. Figures reveal that satisfaction with benefit schemes and reward packages has dipped from 38 per cent to 35 per cent, reports employeebenefits.co.uk.

Likewise, satisfaction with the working environment has fallen from 66 per cent to 63 per cent while a decline of four per cent was also noted in how positive people feel about their working relationships.

"Benefits, work-life balance, an employer's sense of autonomy and company culture … need to be taken seriously by organisations that want to stay competitive," commented Joanne Hindle, corporate services director at Unum.

A recent poll by jobs2view.com found that as many as 12 million Brits do not like at least one of their co-workers.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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