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- on24 Jun 2016
80% of students believe it is harder to get a job now than it was for their parents.
The ability to access social media at work is more important than annual promotions or bonuses for students, new research has revealed. In total, 68% of respondents believe they should be allowed on social media at work and the only benefit more important to students was annual pay rises.
The Expectations of Work report surveyed 12,000 students and revealed the ability to access social media at work was more important than nearly all other workplace benefits, including annual promotions, cyclical bonuses, gym memberships, subsidized lunches, company-provided smartphone / laptop / tablet devices, company car and healthcare / dental schemes.
Significantly, the research revealed that the workplace benefits students want to receive is markedly different from the benefits they expect to receive from employers, with the exception of annual pay rises that is expected by 85% of respondents. Students also expect healthcare / dental schemes (80%) and gym memberships (60%), suggesting there is a clear disconnect between what students believe they will receive and what is actually most important to this generation.
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