Perks and benefits

Salary Guide 2023

In a tight labor market, other perks and benefits such as secondary employment conditions play an important role in attracting and retaining talent, in addition to salary.

Work-at-home extras popular

What do organizations currently offer?

  • Retirement savings/pension plan63%

  • Home office equipment52%

  • Financial homeworking allowance51%

  • Working time reduction days51%

  • Hospitalization insurance/(contribution to) health insurance42%

  • Allowance for e-bike purchases38%

What are organizations planning to offer starting in 2023?

  • Staff benefits hub37%

  • Gym membership37%

  • 24/7 mental health support36%

  • In-office physical activities, such as yoga and cycling36%

  • Fuel assistance/allowance32%

  • Unpaid sabbaticals/leave of absence31%

Strategies to retain employees

What are organizations doing to retain staff?

  • Paying additional one-off bonuses30%

  • Offering more opportunities for professional development / training29%

  • Offering more opportunities for flexible or remote working29%

  • Discussing employees’ ambitions and motivations28%

Perks and benefits to counteract rising living costs

Introducing new salary sacrifice schemes

Allowing workers to sell annual leave days

Extending remote work opportunities to reduce travel costs

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Perks and benefits related to wellbeing

  • Unpaid sabbaticals/leave of absence51%

  • 24/7 assistance for mental health35%

  • Stress reduction programs36%

  • Virtual physical activities35%

Data referenced in this Salary Guide is based on an online survey developed by Robert Half and conducted by an independent research firm. Respondents included C-suite managers managers from small (50-249 employees), medium (250-499) and large (500+ employees) private, publicly listed and public sector organizations across the Netherlands.

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