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'Benefits' high priority for employees

Published: Wednesday, 16 January 2008   Category: Science, IT and Engineering

A survey has shown that employees are interested in lifestyle-orientated benefits that many employers are not providing.

Research by workplace experts Croner Reward has shown that 52.9 per cent of employers said their workers were not using the benefits that they had to offer.

The group noted that graduates are less likely to be interested in pensions and death in service benefits, instead looking for things such as private medical insurance and flexitime.

The results illustrate that employers could lose out, particularly in recruiting top graduates, if these issues are not addressed.

Andrew Walker, at Croner Reward, says: "In an age where many people live for the here and now, graduates in particular are more likely to accept a job with a company that can offer much more than just a salary."

In related news, AKER Kvaerner Engineering Services has announced that they will recruit 20 graduates in the next year as part of new recruitment program, the Journal has reported.

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