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    Healthcare, birthdays off and gym membership – the work perks Brits want most

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    Private healthcare, an extra day’s holiday on their birthday and free gym membership are among the perks Brits want from employers, according to a study from office supplies specialist Lyreco.

    Researchers polled 2,000 office workers to identify the benefits they would like to see from their place of work – including flexible working hours, a nice desk and staff discounts.

    Other desirables include company holidays away, being able to make personal calls at work and having space to be creative.

    However, more than half of those polled don’t think there really is such a thing as the perfect employer.

    Moreover, 68 per cent believe their current workplace lacks perks.

    Worryingly, almost half of office workers regret accepting their current job and just one third plan to stay in their role for the rest of their career – the top things most likely to make those polled quit are nightmare commutes, overwhelming workloads and an intimidating boss.

    Helen Moran, category manager – paper and office products at Lyreco, said: “Our team are visiting UK offices selling and delivering products every single day, so we wanted to fully understand current work trends and how office life has changed over the years.

    “We also wanted to explore what creates the wow-factor when visiting an office or learning more about how a company looks after their staff.

    “It really highlighted the importance of making the right decision when it comes to ordering office items as 39 per cent of workers agreed that good quality office supplies can help show that bosses value staff.”


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    Jade Burke

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