There are countless things that people factor into their decision to apply for a job. Salary, company reputation, opportunity for career growth, and the list goes on. One of the things that is increasingly on the top of the list are employee benefits.
According to research from Glassdoor, four out of five people prefer new benefits over a pay raise, and benefits are now more important than ever.
“Unlike salaries, benefit packages are highly diverse. Access to benefits matters, but so does the quality of those benefits,” says Gloria Tian and Dr. Andrew Chamberlain in The Best Industries for Benefits: An Analysis of Glassdoor Benefits Reviews.
Glassdoor also found that the finance industry is leading the way, providing the best benefits to employees – great news for accountants, finance managers, and others working in the finance industry.
Finance companies received a score of 3.7 out of 5 rating for overall benefits, with technology (3.7) and manufacturing (3.6) rounding out the top 3.
Glassdoor also looked at the companies offering the worst benefits, with the worst being restaurants and food services (2.7), retail (3.1), and business services (3.4).
Core benefits remain desirable for employees. According to Glassdoor’s global Benefits Reviews database, the following benefits are most desirable:
It is no surprise that these benefits remain an important factor for employees, regardless of industry.
As part of their research, Glassdoor examined a number of specific benefits – maternity leave, retirement benefits, free food, snacks, perks.
The finance industry scored well in all these categories:
If you are looking to attract and retain top talent in the finance industry or any other industry, offering good benefits packages can help. Learn more about recruiting top talent by reading these blogs from our experienced finance recruiters in Toronto:
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Ross Campbell is a Partner and Practice Lead, Financial Services & Insurance with IQ PARTNERS. Celebrating over 10 years of management consulting experience in executive search, recruitment, and training in Canadian financial services and insurance companies, Ross thrives on the belief that business can be done significantly better by investing in the right people.