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Employees 'need fitting benefits'

16 Jan 2008

Employees 'need fitting benefits' Employees' needs are changing and employers must keep up with the changes in order to ensure they get the best graduate talent, according to a survey.

The report by Croner, workplace experts showed that 52.9 per cent of employers admitted that employees were not taking advantage of the benefits they offered them because they did not fit in with their lifestyle arrangements.

Andrew Walker, of Croner Reward, said: "Although an important factor to all employees, we are increasingly seeing that workers are not solely motivated by money. With modern day lifestyles becoming ever more demanding, employees are looking to employers to help them achieve that essential work-life balance, whether it is by allowing them to work more flexibly or through something like free health care."

He added that businesses can help achieve the work-life balance by "regularly reviewing their schemes and bringing them up to date with the requirements of their employees".

Of the top five benefits offered by employers in the survey, only two are in the employees' top five most desired benefits. It is thought that companies which are not offering good packages for employees could be missing out on the graduate talent coming out of universities.

Croner provides support for legal compliance and best practise in human resources, health and safety, environmental management local and central government, education, trade and transport.

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