Pension listed as number one workplace perk

Over two in five workers (42 per cent) rate a pension as their best workplace perk, new analysis from Moneypenny has revealed.

Moneypenny released an analysis of 1,000 job advertisements on and surveyed 1,000 UK office workers to reveal employers’ most commonly offered benefits, and how they line up with the workforce’s expectations.

The analysis showed that 42 per cent of people stated a pension as their most desired work benefit, just ahead of sick pay at 41 per cent and flexible work hours at 40 per cent.

In addition to being the most desired perk, a pension was also the workplace benefit most likely to be highlighted in the job advertisements analysed. Moneypenny’s research found that 41 per cent of employers listed this as one of the perks a potential employee can expect if they’re successful in their application.

This was far ahead of the next most common benefit highlighted, working from home, at 22 per cent and access to a gym at 12 per cent.

These top three perks stated in the advertisements were also named in the analysis as the top three benefits that UK workers believe should be mandatory for employees.

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