Almost half (46 per cent) of Canadian employees said monetary-performance bonuses make them feel most appreciated by an employer, according to a poll done in late February by LHH Knightsbridge.
The second-most popular perk employees said makes them feel appreciated is receiving recognition from a superior for their good work at 30 per cent, followed by extra vacation days at 16 per cent and health and wellness benefits at eight per cent.
“It’s no surprise to us that monetary-performance bonuses are still top of mind for individuals as financial well-being and stability has remained priority for Canadians,” said Jim Mitchell, president of LHH Knightsbridge, in a statement. “Of course, the desire for vacation days has decreased, showing the obvious disinterest in retreats with travel still at a halt. We believe it’s important for employers to understand the changing landscape and recognize the alternative mindset to deliver quality appreciation practices toward their employees.”