More than eight in 10 (86%) respondents do not receive any additional workplace perks or seasonal benefits during the summer months, according to research by Peldon Rose.
Its Happy office survey, which surveyed 611 London-based office staff, also found that only 43% of respondents currently feel appreciated by their organisation.
The research also found:
- 47% of respondents receive adjusted working hours as a summertime perk, with 37% allowed casual dress, and 31% partaking in employer-provided rounds of ice cream.
- 28% of respondents are provided with fruit and breakfast in the workplace.
- 31% of respondents have access to collaborative zone where they can work in teams.
- 69% of respondents believe having access to a quiet zone at work would make them more productive and feel more appreciated.
Jitesh Patel (pictured), chief executive at Peldon Rose, said: “Understanding what makes employees content and perform well at work is a critical concern for ambitious businesses.
“Our survey findings reveal that businesses could do more to improve in such areas as providing seasonal benefits, while there is also a need to address office workers’ concerns that they are not sufficiently trusted and appreciated.
“By implementing some very straightforward changes, such as providing more quiet and collaborative zones, offering more facilities such as proper kitchens and shower rooms, training and development and the right tools and technology, [organisations] can improve the sense of wellbeing and foster team work and bonding, which are the key elements of a successful, happy and productive office.”