2021-06-07 08:36Press release

Employees Say Their Benefits Don't Reflect the Current Situation

Less than 20% of European employees strongly agree that the benefits offered to them by their employer adequately reflect the current situation.

This finding is revealed in The Future of Work Report: Employee Benefits and Work Trends in Europe – a study of more than 58,000 employees across Europe exploring the effects the pandemic has had on how we work, what employees say they want, and what the future of work will be. The study was commissioned by award-winning benefits technology provider, Benify, and conducted by global public opinion and data company, YouGov.

When participants were asked whether they think their benefits offered to them by their employer reflect the current situation, less than 20% of European employees on average say they strongly agree. While the Netherlands has the highest number with 34%, just 13% of employees in Sweden, 15% in Germany, 17% in France, 18% in the UK, and 19% in Denmark say they strongly agree that their benefits reflect the current situation.

Josefine Söderqvist, Director of Human Resources at Benify, says:

“Things findings are a real wake-up call for employers. The employee benefits that worked yesterday don’t necessarily work today. The fact that the pandemic has impacted us all, personally and professionally, means that today we have different needs than we previously had. Employees need support from their employers and, in turn, employers must ensure that the support they provide their employees is indeed helpful, supportive and reflects the current situation.”

About the study
The survey was conducted during the first quarter of 2021 by YouGov, on behalf of Benify, in the form of an anonymous online survey with more than 58,000 participants aged 18 and older in the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, France and the Netherlands.

If you would like to read the entire report, please send an email to ylva.eriksson@benify.com.

About Benify

Benify was founded in Sweden in 2004. Today, Benify offers the market’s leading global benefits and total rewards platform with thousands of customers and over 2 million users around the world. Benify’s solution helps employers create an exceptional benefits and rewards experience while reducing benefits administration, automating processes, radically improving the communication of their employee value proposition and ensuring better data governance and management of benefit and reward costs. Benify’s award-winning platform and employee app have reinvented the way modern employers engage with their employees. Learn more at benify.com.


Ylva Eriksson
Director of Marketing & Communications
Ylva Eriksson