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Workers ‘take rewards in lieu pay rise’

Published 22/12/2009

Northern Irish workers are more likely to accept rewards instead of a pay rise than their UK counterparts.

A survey of 950 people by accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers claims only 5% of the local workforce would object to cash strapped employers giving things such as a one-off £100 cash bonus, gift vouchers or paid annual leave.

We’re also more likely to accept ‘work-related’ rewards — 90% would value being fast-tracked for promotion (as against 76% across the UK); 80% would value additional training (62% across the UK); and 75% would value a secondment in a different department (53% UK-wide).

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