The survey also found 36 percent of workers are currently in an arrangement where some of their pay is tied to performance targets. Gen X (aged 30-47) employees are more likely to be on some form of performance-based pay than those in Gen Y (aged 18-29) and the Baby Boomer generation (aged 48-65).
However, of those not receiving performance pay, more than a third (34 percent) say they would be more productive if they had their earnings linked to performance outcomes.
Additionally, the survey found there is strong support for employers to take a greater role in improving the health of their workforce, with more than half of those surveyed saying employers should actually provide incentives to encourage a healthier lifestyle for such changes as quitting smoking, losing weight, or starting an exercise program.
Kelly Services VP and Managing Director of Canadian Operations Karin French says, “Many employees are actually quite comfortable about some element of their compensation being tied to their individual or group performance. This indicates that many are confident in their ability to perform their jobs well and believe they can share in the rewards of improved workplace productivity.
“Interestingly, we are also seeing a real groundswell of opinion urging employers to not only support, but to actively promote healthy employees and healthy workplaces, something that can produce a positive outcome for employers and employees alike.”
Other results of the survey in Canada about employee benefits and perks reveal: