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Workers becoming “dissatisfied” with benefits

Published: July 14, 2016

Many British employees are becoming less happy with the workplace benefits on offer to them, according to a new survey.

Research by the Willis PMI Group showed that 44 per cent of workers are happy with their company’s benefits and wellbeing schemes, compared to 53 per cent in 2015.

The survey highlighted a regional difference in satisfaction levels, with 55 per cent of employees in London content with their benefits package, compared to 36 per cent in the North West.

Mike Blake, director at Willis PMI Group, said: “Given the current focus on reducing the burden of employee ill health and sickness absence on the economy, it is surprising to find the perception of benefits provision is actually on the decline.

“Companies might ask whether this is due to increasing expectation, a shortfall in provision or a failure to properly communicate available benefits to staff.”

He added that it is crucial for business to understand the need to engage with staff and ensure the benefits offered are suitable and worthwhile, as well as leading to an increase in productivity.

The poll involved more than 1,000 people aged between 18 and 64 that currently have full or part-time jobs.

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