Younger workers deemed less loyalSep 22, 2010 // Christian Reynolds
Small businesses are becoming more aware that the more youthful members of staff lack loyalty, a new report shows.
A study by Sodexo Motivation Solutions, has revealed that employees aged between 16 and 28 years tend to look to leave their job within a year of starting. More than half admitted to move on within this time period.
According to the research, 46% of the respondents said they are not offered any benefits aside from their salary.
Clare Moore, communications manager at information services company Wolters Kluwer, told the news provider:
“Companies should look at non-financial benefits to encourage staff retention, such as improving flexible working and help make the workplace more attractive for employees.”
However, 43% said flexible working would be the ‘most attractive’ perk they could be offered.
Other research carried out by Work Wise UK has revealed that that the traditional working week which is Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, is becoming a thing of the past as it proves inadequate in meeting the demands of modern-day business practices.
Stephen Overell, associate director of the Work Foundation said:
“The smarter use of technology, [which] enables people to work in ways which suit them, is definitely something that can help.”
“While flexible working practices will begin to take off, the idea that nine to five will become a ‘thing of the past’ is probably a step too far.”
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