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Graduates 'most likely' to take up flexible schemes

Published: Tuesday, 30 June 2009   Category: Employer News

Employers which offer flexible benefit schemes may be interested to hear the comments of one industry expert who says that younger workers, such as graduates, are more likely to use the initiatives.

Duncan Brown, reward services director at the Institute for Employment Studies, was responding to recent research by Mercer, which said that older employees were more interested in such schemes.

Mr Brown, who has experience at top graduate recruiter PricewaterhouseCoopers, said the fact a "huge sample" was not used meant the results were "unusual" and that it was young people who take up the initiatives.

He commented: "Most research suggests that younger employees are more, rather than less likely, to take part in flexible benefit schemes."

Banking giant HSBC recently announced that its graduate recruits will have the opportunity to make contacts before they start their job, thanks to a new networking site, according to People Management.


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