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FLEXIBILITY IS WHAT YOU WANT

SHIFTING TRENDS IN RESEARCH DUTCH BENEFITS

‘Flexible working hours’ – apart from salary - is the most important benefit to Dutch employees. ‘Travel allowance’ and a ‘pension plan’ are becoming less important, the Arbeidsmarkt Gedragsonderzoek by the Intelligence Group is showing. 

Research company the Intelligence Group continuously analyses 21 job criteria with about 6.800 people in five categories: 'male', 'female', 'employed', 'student' and 'unemployed'. ‘Flexible working hours’ is the most important condition to women and students. Men put more emphasis on the pension plan while unemployed choose ‘travel allowance’ as a primary condition.  

 
WORKING AT HOME IN TOP TEN

A short conclusion? Men still primarily desire financial benefits, women choose ‘flexibility in work’ and ‘a good balance in work versus private life’. Taking the total number of respondents into consideration, the travel allowance and pension plan dropped one place in the ranking.  

The importance of a good pension is largely age dependent, according to the report. For employees aged 50 and older, ‘pension’ is by far the most important condition (49 percent). Only one quarter of the people that start their career attach importance to the pension.

The top nine of important conditions was completed by 'a lot of leisure time / holidays', '13th month','opportunity to work at home’, 'study and training budget’, 'allowance for working irregular hours' and 'emphasis on good workplaces and working conditions'. 

Interested? You can take a look at the ranking here (Dutch).