You know good benefits are important to workers at all levels of your organization, but 'good' is a subjective term. A disparity often exists between what leadership thinks workers want and what teams really want. That can lead to businesses spending a lot of time and money on benefits packages that don't perform when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent. 

how do you find out what industrial workers want?

In a competitive market, it's critical to find out what top industrial talent wants and needs from employers so you can provide it.

How can you find out what the ideal benefits package for industrial workers would look like? The optimal method is to ask as many workers as you can and gather data to support your decisions about benefits. 

We've done that work for you, leveraging our huge network of talent to find out what industrial workers are looking for when it comes to perks and benefits. 

Our team asked industrial workers of all types and levels what would motivate them to choose one employer over another or leave their current job. Some of the questions we asked include:

  • What benefits do you find most appealing?
  • How do you feel about paid time off?
  • What kind of recognition are you looking for?

The answers might surprise you.

Man in elevator between distrubtion center racks.
Man in elevator between distrubtion center racks.

we have details and data you can't get anywhere else

Did you know that a third of industrial workers switched jobs in the past year, and another 16% are already planning to switch jobs in the coming year? 

Almost all sectors have experienced the burden of the Great Resignation over the past few years, but blue-collar roles have seen some of the highest turnover rates. That's even truer for low-paying roles in the sector.

Our goal in surveying industrial workers about desired benefits was to discover why they were switching jobs. When you have that information as an employer, you can plan for benefits packages that are more attractive to job seekers, which helps you scale up your workforce for growth. 

You can also offer benefits packages and options that ensure workers are happier with their positions and less likely to think the grass is greener across another employer's fence.

So, what do workers really want? Is it higher salaries, better benefits, more flexible work schedules, options for advancing their career or opportunities to build more skills? We asked 600 blue collar Canadian workers to find out.

You can get the answers in our free download. 

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Simply enter your details in the form below to download a guide with answers to questions that include:

  • What are the five most attractive traditional benefits for industrial workers?
  • What additional or optional perks are keeping industrial workers with employers — or causing them to look elsewhere?
  • What are industrial workers looking for when it comes to workplace safety and productivity support?
  • What does flexibility really mean to industrial workers, and how can you provide it?
  • How much importance do industrial workers put on benefits related to general wellness and family care?
  • Are you paying enough attention to worker growth, especially when it comes to upskilling and creating opportunities for advancement?
  • Do industrial workers care about the social responsibility of their employers?
  • How can you work to create a company culture that attracts and retains industrial talent?

Our free download also includes tips to help make your business more competitive in the fast-paced market of today.

The insight you can get from Randstad isn't limited to the top benefits for industrial workers. You can also download all the other guides we've created on the topic of employee retention and attraction. Visit our page on cracking the talent code to find out more.

Ready to improve your benefits packages to attract and retain more talent in 2023? Check out some of our other articles on this topic to supplement the information gained in our free download. 

Our article on the best employee benefits and perks in 2023 is a great place to start, and you can also read about 10 awesome employee benefits that cost next to nothing.

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