HR · 17 August 2017

Barbecues and lunch time siestas among most wanted summer perks

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Two-thirds of employees believeddress codes should be relaxed in hotter weather
Almost nine in ten British workers believe bosses should offer special perks throughout the summer months, asnew survey findings reveal exactly whichbenefits employees expect.

In a survey of over 1, 000 UK professionals, job site CV-Library found that just one in five were offered any kind of special benefits for the warmer months of the year.

Fewer than half were allowed to adapt their wardrobe for the heat, despite almost two-thirds believing their employer should relax dress codes as standard.

Of those being given summer perks, an early finish to the week was the most frequent gift from their employer, followed by a relaxing of typical dress codes to help handle the weather.

The most common summer perks currently enjoyed by UK employees

  1. Leaving early on a Friday to enjoy the sun 56.9 per cent
  2. Allowed to wear what we want 32.3 per cent
  3. Summer social activities e.g drinks after work 31 per cent
  4. Free ice creams and chilled drinks 23.7 per cent
  5. Being able to work outside 14.2 per cent
Commenting on the growing demand for summer perks among workers, Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, said unpredictable British weather tended to unsettle employees.

?it’s no surprise then that our data found that many UK professionals are keen to receive seasonal perks, yet only a small percentage are, Biggins said.

but whether your working in a company that does or doesnt, there are always things you can organise with colleagues to help lighten the load.


 
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