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What Workplace Perks Do Candidates Actually Want?

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As a company specialising in employment in Surrey, the On Track team have a lot of experience when it comes to working with candidates, meaning we know a lot about the kind of things they’re looking for (which we can then in turn pass on to our clients, ensuring the right matches). However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t ever be surprised, and we have to admit we weren’t expecting to find out from a study from CV-Library that only one third of employers offer perks.


You may wonder why this is an issue, and may feel that the most important aspects of a job position are the job description, location, and salary, and whilst this is generally the case, more and more candidates are factoring perks into their negotiations with employers, with 84.9% of UK professionals holding them in high regard.

So, with almost 90% of candidates looking for employers with attractive perks, exactly what benefits are they looking for? The most popular amongst candidates (at 55.8%) is actually the ability to work flexibly, yet only 40% of employers are offering this option.

Conversely, whilst 57.6% of UK employees receive staff discounts, only 38.7% actually value this perk, though it’s worth noting that staff discounts did still rank second in popularity after flexible working.

So, what other perks do UK candidates want from their employers? After flexible working hours and staff discounts, the top were:

  • Free food – 25%
  • Birthdays off – 22%
  • Unlimited holiday – 18.1%
  • Company car – 16.3%
  • Mental health days – 14.4%
  • Social events – 13.3%
  • Smartphones or tablets – 13%
  • Free exercise classes 11.8%

Does your company offer any of these? If not, you may wish to consider looking at aligning your available perks with public interest.


As a leading recruitment agency, the team at On Track keep a close eye on employment in Surrey so we may assist both candidates and clients to the best of our abilities, and ultimately match the right candidate to the right job role. Want to advertise an open position with us? Contact our team today to discuss your options with us.

How to Stay Motivated in Your Job Hunt Whilst Unemployed

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As a trusted recruitment agency in Farnham, On Track know just how difficult it can be for candidates to keep their spirits up after becoming unemployed – this becomes even harder when searching for a new role is thrown into the mix. However, it’s not an impossible task, and can be accomplished, providing you have the right attitude.


Treat job hunting as a personal project instead of a chore. After all, the end result will see you in a role that offers you a perfect fit, meaning the payoff is much greater than if you’d just done some vacuuming or washing up instead. Set yourself goals and challenges to keep your morale up, and to prevent stagnation.

In a similar vein, treat yourself as a project. Use your new-found free time to upskill yourself; learn new skills relevant to your industry, or hone your existing ones – these can all be put to good use on your CV and in any interviews (especially if you’re asked about what you’ve been up to recently).

Stay in touch with your network, and make sure to visit industry spaces online, including Twitter and LinkedIn – it can be too easy to get out of the loop and miss vital information that could help you land a new role.

Maintain a routine. It may be tempting to use your unemployment as an excuse to relax a bit, but that will make things so much more difficult for you when you do get a job again. You don’t have to get up at 6 am every morning, but you don’t want to sleep in every day and build bad habits that will be hard to break later.

Enlisting the support of a recruitment agency in Farnham like On Track can help you to find an abundance of relevant roles that you might not have otherwise come across, rather than having to do the hard work of finding everything yourself and sending out countless applications that are shots in the dark. Searching for roles can be tough, but recruiters can really help to lighten the load and save you time.

On Track is a recruitment agency in Farnham with a highly passionate and dedicated team who work tirelessly to match up roles to the best candidates. If you need help with your job hunt and want to find roles more suited to you, why not join us? You can search our job listings, upload your CV, or contact us directly at or 01252 727887 for further assistance.


How To Conquer First Day Nerves | Part 1

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Here at On Track, we pride ourselves in not only placing candidates with jobs in Farnham, but making their transition to a new work environment as smooth as possible. Everyone gets nervous on their first day. The idea of making a lasting impression on the people you will be working with can be incredibly daunting, so we have provided some basic tips to remove some of your last minute nerves before your first day.


In many ways, you should treat your first day like another job interview, or a trial day. Make sure you have researched your new company, and that you know as much as possible about your new role. Having a working knowledge of your responsibilities, your job role, and what is expected of you can be the difference between a short term employment and a major career step.

Make sure to bring a file of important documents, for instance your national insurance details, P45, and passport. Of course none of these matters if you’re falling asleep at your desk, so get a good night’s sleep for an excellent first impression with jobs in Farnham and other locations.

Dress Appropriately

If in doubt, dress smart. There’s nothing wrong with dressing to impress on your first day, even if it turns out to be a little over the top. It shows you are taking the position seriously and take pride in your appearance; both are qualities any manager will appreciate. For more on this topic, have a look at our other blog Dressing To Impress.

Be Punctual

Normally new recruits are asked to come into work a bit later than the rest of the team, but this doesn’t mean you can’t come in a little early. We advise you arrive at your workplace around fifteen minutes before you are expected. This not only gives a good first impression but also allows your new colleagues some flexibility when balancing their time between settling you in and carrying out their own tasks.

It sounds obvious, but we’re going to mention it anyway. Don’t be late. Turning up to a new job even a few minutes late can leave a lasting bad impression and may even cause your manager to cancel your employment. If it is unavoidable, call ahead and explain the situation.

The team here at On Track are dedicated to helping you find jobs in Farnham. For support, tips, and a tailored recruitment experience why not give our friendly team a call at 01252 727887, or alternatively email your CV to We look forward to hearing from you!

Ten Motivating Quotes for Job Seekers

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Here at On Track Recruitment Services, we understand that it can be very difficult to find your ideal job, and that consequently remaining motivated is not always an easy task.


We also know that a little inspiration can go a long way in combating job search frustration, and so our Farnham-based Recruitment team has put together a list of our ten favourite motivational quotes to inspire anyone looking for a job.

  1. “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” – Arthur Ashe
  2. “Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. “When you leave college, there are thousands of people out there with the same degree you have; when you get a job, there will be thousands of people doing what you want to do for a living. But you are the only person alive who has sole custody of your life.” – Anna Quindlen
  4. “Believe you can and you’re half way there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  5. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss
  6. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle
  7. “It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
  8. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar
  9. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers
  10. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”– Wayne Gretzky


From all of us at On Track, best of luck in your job search!


If you would like help finding your perfect work opportunity in the Hampshire or Surrey areas, do get in contact with us today, by phoning 01252 727887 or emailing us at We are an established, passionate recruitment services company that has been operating in Farnham, Surrey for 20 years.