Hospitality workers opt for higher wages over 'pointless' work place perks

By Emily Sutherland

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93% of hospitality staff would pick higher wages over work place perks
93% of hospitality staff would pick higher wages over work place perks

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Hospitality workers believe workplace perks like free food, more holiday and early finishes are ‘pointless’ and would prefer higher wages according to a new survey from CV Library.

Although almost 100% of hospitality industry workers believed businesses should offer workplace perks, almost 93% would opt for a pay rise if asked to pick between perks and higher wages.

Only a fifth of those surveyed said they believed workplace perks were important when looking for a new job.

Almost 36% of hospitality employees receive perks at work, which is higher than the national average of 24.3%.

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library said: “When ran effectively, workplace perks can go great lengths to creating a happy and productive workforce. However, it’s important that perks aren’t used as a replacement for fair salaries and bonus schemes, especially if you’re bringing staff on-board in January, when many employees experience a funding-drought after the Christmas period.

“Hospitality professionals have revealed that higher salaries and bonuses are more important than workplace perks, and businesses need to take this into consideration when recruiting for their hospitality vacancies.”

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