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Poll: Workplace Flexibility is the Top New Age Benefit

December 3, 2013

Staff Reports --


Work schedule flexibility is the most desirable non-financial benefit to employees as businesses across the country find new nontraditional ways to stand out as attractive employers, according to a U.S. poll by

The next most popular benefit is personal time off/vacation carry-over, while the less attractive options include: childcare availability, education reimbursement, and employee parties/social activities.

"Even the most dedicated employees value a healthy work/life balance," said Mary Ellen Slayter, Career Advice Expert for, in a statement. "These findings show that flexibility and free time are more important than some of the other, often novel benefits.

Other findings from the poll are as follows:

69 percent of respondents selected: flexible work schedule/work life balance

17 percent of respondents selected: personal time off/vacation carry over

8 percent of respondents selected: education reimbursement

4 percent of respondents selected: childcare availability

2 percent of respondents selected: employee parties/social activities

Source: Monster Worldwide, Inc.

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