Generation Y and the most attractive benefits
Jiří Duda

Language: en
Last modified: 2016-01-13


The article presents the partial results of research on the requirements of students, members of the Generation Y, in providing employee benefits. The research was conducted in the period between 1998-2014 among master students of the Faculty of Agronomy and the Faculty of Business and Economics of Mendel University in Brno. The paper compares the frequency of the most preferred benefits (top ten) for the entire period of research and the last 5 years. The results show that the top ten are benefits are basically the same, with the exception of the flexible working hours, which got to the top 10 in the last 5 years. Another benefit that has been more demanded in the last 5 years, are the sick days (a few extra days off). The most desired benefits regardless of the faculty studied include contribution to corporate catering, additional salary (extra wage), and the possibility to use the office car for private purposes. Throughout the whole research period these three benefits held a top-three place in the popularity of benefits. Compared with the results of the last 16 years, the benefit of an additional week of vacation becomes more frequently demanded in the last 5 years. The paper also compared the resulting requirements of students with the benefits provided by employers presented in the surveys of the company Profesia and company NN.


Employee benefits; Generation Y; student

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