INTERNATIONAL: HR in UK most concerned by losing top performers
Thu, 10 May 2012
Just under three in four (72%) UK HR directors (HRDs) are concerned by losing top performers in their companies over the coming year, compared to a much lower 52% in Continental Europe and 50% in Asia.
This is according to a survey of 1,800 HR directors across the UK, Europe and Asia conducted by admin, secretarial and office recruiter OfficeTeam.
In a bid to avoid losing such staff, 38% of HRDs in the UK are offering or planning to offer flexible-working hours to employees, compared to 28% in Europe and just 15% in Asia.
OfficeTeam director Phil Booth says: “Retaining top performers is often a pivotal element in a company’s growth strategy, however, during uncertain economic times when additional financial rewards are limited, companies need to be able to offer alternative incentives to top performers.
“Technological advancements continue to make it easier to work remotely… It can also provide cost savings to organisations facing rising real estate expenditure and lost productivity due to illness.”