Few job ads mention benefits

Only a quarter of job adverts communicate details about an organisation’s benefits package, according to a survey of 1,000 recruitment ads by Watson Wyatt.

The research also showed that just 16% mentioned if employees were entitled to pension scheme membership. Of this number, 34% of organisations stated that they offered a defined benefit scheme, while 9% mentioned their company’s defined contribution pension.

Other types of benefits received even less attention. Just 9% mentioned holiday entitlement, 6% of ads mentioned company car perks, 4% flexible working arrangements and 3% healthcare benefits.