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Finance grads seek development

Published: Tuesday, 25 September 2007   Category: Professional & financial services

Highly ambitious graduates, currently employed in the financial sector, rate career development as more important than salary, new research has revealed.

A survey by the Robert Half Financial Services Group also suggests that 51 per cent of sector employees think they are underpaid, while a further 36 per cent are actively looking for new jobs.

Commenting on the figures, Neil Owen at Robert Half Financial Services Group, said: "In today's job market, workers are seeking positions that will keep them continuously stimulated.

"Companies need to take into consideration employees' ambitions and provide training and mentoring schemes that will allow employees opportunities to develop their careers, otherwise they may seek more enticing prospects elsewhere."

The figures also indicate that employers may be out of touch with the type of benefits offered to workers.

Bonuses and healthcare remain the most popular form reward offered by firms, yet, according to the research, the most popular benefits are working from home, gym membership and flexi-time.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18293029-ADNFCR

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