What is the most important workplace benefit? A majority of Americans say a medical plan and coverage tops their list.
According to Glassdoor's survey, more than 75% of people said medical plan and coverage was the most important benefit. Holidays/vacation and 401K/retirement plan also topped the list.
- Most Important Benefits, according to Employees:
- Medical plan/coverage (76%)
- Holidays/vacation/sick time (72%)
- 401K/retirement/pension (62%)
- Dental plan/coverage (60%)
- Employee development/training (27%)
- Employee discounts (26%)
- Wellness programs (26%)
- Office perks (21%)
Glassdoor: 1 in 3 (31%) employees report that they do not believe their benefits are better than those offered at competitor companies.
Office Perks: Who Cares Most?
- Employees in the South (25%) and Midwest (25%) value office perks most, followed by employees in the West (18%) & Northeast (14%)
- More women (24%) than men (18%) say office perks are important to them
- 1 in 4 (23%) employees who earn $75,000+ per year say office perks are an important benefit, while perks are less important for those who earn less; $50,000-$74,999 (21%), $35,000-$49,999 (17%), Less than $35,000 (20%)
Employee Confidence Perking Up, Despite Rising Layoff Concerns:
- 2 in 5 (43%) employees believe it's likely they could find a new job matched to their current experience and compensation levels in the next six months, a high in nearly four years (since Q3 2009)
- 1 in 5 (22%) are concerned they could be laid off in the next six months, a high in two years (since Q2 2011)