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The consultingCompany von Rundstedt regularly interviews 732 men and women on a full-time and part-time basis with the market research institute INNOFACT AG on the topics of "Talent" and "Career".
The sample corresponds to the representative distribution of the German population according to age, gender and region. The last online survey in May 2013 was about performance incentives.
Material privileges and personal responsibility
The incentives chosen in the Top 3 show that respondents still have material privileges very important. However, personal responsibility, flexibility and leisure time enjoy a very high priority.
A quarter (25 percent) of those surveyed are most likely to be spurred on by a special allowance to increase their performance. This was the result of the representative survey "Talents and Trends" by the recruitment company von Rundstedt.
Flexible work and vacation in place 3
But: Directly behind this is the flexible, self-responsible work planning - ie privileges such as home office or the free time division. This incentive is most important for almost every fifth employee (19 per cent). On the 3 rank in the ranking are twelve per cent additional holiday days.
Status symbols, on the other hand, tend to be the backlight. For example, the car is the main motivator for only seven per cent of respondents. Laptop, smartphone and tablet PC are worst performing with three percent approval.
Differences between the sexes
Less common privileges such as sabbaticals, the possibility to choose projects as far as possible, or shareholdings in the company are more in demand (5 percent, 9 percent, 12 percent).
There are also differences by gender: According to the survey, men are more likely to be more involved in society than women. While 15 percent of the men surveyed voted 1, only eight percent of women chose this privilege.
Sabbaticals or participation in the company
The situation is different with flexible and autonomous work planning. 23 percent of women voted for 1, and only 15 percent for men.
The question you have to ask yourself is: How representative online surveys can really be, in which anonymous mentions and multiple appointments distort the picture?
The results in detail
Question: Imagine, you would make a successful career. In addition to your salary, you receive privileges / remuneration from your employer. Which of the following privileges would particularly motivate you?
The following percentages were chosen for 1:
- Performance bonuses: 25%
- Flexible, self-responsible work planning (eg free time division, home office): 19%
- Extra holidays: 12%
- Participations in the company (eg as a partner, with share packages): 12%
- The possibility to choose projects / activities largely by yourself: 9%
- Company car: 7%
- The possibility for time off, so-called sabbaticals: 5%
- Specialized training, continuing education or coaching: 4%
- Your own office: 4%
- Laptop, tablet PC, mobile phone (also for private use, charges the employer): 3%
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