EXCLUSIVE: 52% are not satisfied with their current benefits package


EXCLUSIVE: Just over half (52%) of respondents are not satisfied with their current benefits package, according to research by Gympass.

Its survey of 2,000 UK employees also found that 89% of respondents feel that good workplace perks would make them more likely to accept an organisation’s job offer.

The research also found:

  • 57% of respondents want access to free fruit within their employee benefits, compared to 54% who would value having health checks, and 42% who would like a gym membership as an benefit.
  • 37% of respondents want a company car, and 40% would like a good pension plan.
  • 11% of respondents describe their workplace perks as very good and 89% are more likely to remain in their current role if they have access to good work perks.
  • 14% of respondents state that their employer provides free fruit or healthy snacks, compared to 15% that offer private health care and 7% that subsidise or reimburse gym memberships.
  • 64% of respondents believe they would be more effective at work if they had better access to fitness schemes or physical activities. 60% think they would exercise more if their employer provided a subsidised gym membership.
  • 22% of respondents aged between 18 and 24 state that they would be more likely to accept a job offer if their employer provided a free gym membership.
  • 39% of respondents based at organisations with 250 employees or less are satisfied with their current benefits package, compared to 64% who work in organisations with between 251 and 500 employees.

Pietro Carmignani (pictured), chief executive officer at Gympass UK said: “Our research shows that the right benefits offering can form a key part of [an organisation’s] competitive strategy, so it’s time for employers to sit up and take notice of the needs of today’s workforce.

“[Around] 3.2 million people die every year due to issues stemming from physical inactivity. With most of us spending more time than ever at work, employers have an opportunity and a responsibility to be a key player in their employees’ wellbeing.”