Almost half of Hungarians get fringe benefits, survey shows

About 46 percent of employed Hungarians regularly get non-wage compensation, according to an online survey conducted by voucher company Magyar Utalvany.

The survey showed 10 percent got no fringe benefits this year because of the pandemic and the recession.

Two-thirds of those surveyed were dissatisfied with the scale of their non-wage compensation. More than half agreed that fringe benefits increase workplace loyalty and boost motivation to work.

More than 1,200 people participated in the survey, half men and half women. Around 44 percent worked in the public sector and 39 percent in the private sector, while 17 percent worked for non-profits.

Magyar Utalvany issues the National Voucher, which employers may award to staff and their immediate family, with tax preferences, once a year to a value up to 10 percent of the minimum wage.

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