A newly released study by recruiter Reed Accountancy reveals 52% of UK’s
accountants are unhappy with the benefits package offered by their employers and
more than 50% want better perks.
This is in contrast to 83% of employers who believe their employees are happy
with their benefits, while a majority of 68% of accountants say the benefits
offered by a new employer would influence their decision in taking a new job,
Accountancy Magazine reports.
The benefits considered the most important are a minimum 25-day holiday
(14%); sick pay (12%); and more flexible working hours (8%). Many accountants
are also unhappy with their companies’ training schemes which 56% say are
Brenda McManus, Reed Accountancy operations director, said the gap between
what employees and employers in UK accountancy firms perceived as desirable
employee benefits was highly contradictable and underpinned the need for
employers to listen more carefully to their staff if they wished to improve
their talent attraction and overall staff retention.
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