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Small Businesses Encouraged to Adopt More Employee Incentives

Small Businesses Encouraged to Adopt More Employee Incentives

UK small businesses are more likely to retain staff and keep them happy by offering practical employee incentives, according to reports by Direct365 and the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM). When asked what incentives they would prefer, 35% of small business employees said they wanted their employers to introduce flexible working, 27% opted for a company car, 14% said they would prefer gym membership, while 6% said they would like childcare vouchers. 61% of those surveyed said they did not believe they received enough perks in their current job. More alarmingly, the research found that, of 2,000 employees, 17% of those surveyed were even looking for new employment as they felt underappreciated in their current role. Phil Turner, head of digital at Direct365, said of the resea... »