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Friday 6 May 2011

Employee benefits 'at recruitment's heart'

Employee benefits play an enormous role in candidates' decisions to apply for or accept a new role, a new industry poll has found.

A survey carried out by Canada Life Group Insurance shows that 61 per cent of workers take employee benefits into careful consideration when considering a new role, including one in sales recruitment, while 52 per cent would move jobs based on the strength of those benefits.

In addition, 49 per cent of workers suggested that they would be willing to take a pay cut if they were offered a greater benefits package and more performance-related opportunities.

Paul Avis, sales and marketing director at the organisation, said that the rising cost of living has led to a sea change in the way job candidates view new roles, with a large salary not necessarily the key attraction anymore.

"Employers would do well to acknowledge the value that employees place upon benefits. By meeting the expectations of prospective employees, they will not only attract new recruits but also retain them," he advised.

It follows a recent poll on benefits and pay carried out by Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment, which found that 70 per cent of sales professionals would accept a 50 per cent wage rise even if doing so would affect their work/life balance.

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Source: The Sales Director News

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