What are the best employee benefits? Ask your employees

Salaries and a good company atmosphere, not benefits, keep people loyal.

Parking as a benefit it popular among employees. Parking as a benefit it popular among employees. (Source: Sme)

Mariana Turanová is managing partner Slovakia & regional consultant CEE at TARGET Executive Search

Benefits for employees is a much-discussed issue. Headhunters, and recruiters in general, have the advantage of getting daily feedback from candidates at job interviews.

Our recent survey about this issue has shown that employees are currently most interested in the possibility of working from home. Other benefits that candidates appreciate the most are so-called sick days, allowing them three to five days off without having to give a reason.

One fact remains, though. Even though companies constantly try to bring new and better benefits, employees are mostly interested in their net salary. They do see the sky-high amount that they and their employers pay to the state on their payslips, but this is something they can only influence indirectly once every four years in the general elections.

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