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Employers 'aiming to maintain benefits'

Published: Thursday, 18 December 2008   Category: Life after graduation

The majority of employers are trying to maintain as many staff benefits as possible, it has been suggested.

Research conducted by Mercer indicates that most companies have avoided making significant cuts to employee perks, those working in graduate jobs may be pleased to know.

This is the case despite 81 per cent of human resources and finance professionals predicting a decline in their firm's business performance during 2009, reports Onrec.com.

A ClickAJob spokesperson told the news provider that cutting benefits was akin to reducing take-home pay.

"It feels like a demotion, which no employee wants - and no employer either, if staff are to be kept motivated," he added.

The spokesperson added that while companies can change their lifestyle, most employees with families find it difficult to do so.

"Whatever happens, it's essential not to alienate staff loyalties," he said.

Earlier this week, Mike Petrook, public affairs manager at the Chartered Management Institute, claimed that all employers should appreciate the hard work put in by workers over the year by organising a Christmas party.

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