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Stay competitive by aligning benefits with staff expectations

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by Steven Williams

An organization’s HR professionals and its employees don’t always see eye to eye when it comes to benefits. The Society for Human Resource Management’s “2007 Job Satisfaction Survey Report” revealed some good examples:

  • 70% of HR pros consider an employee’s relationship with his or her supervisor to be the most important contributing factor in ensuring job satisfaction, while fewer than half of employees consider it even “very important.”
  • HR pros rank work/life balance ninth out of 10 on a list of benefits they consider “very important” to employee job satisfaction. Employees rank it fourth, behind benefits, pay and job security.

The benefits that will make your organization competitive when hiring and retaining employees are the ones that jibe with the perceptions of your employees. Here are eight issues to consider, along with recommendations:

1. Generational differences will probably ...(register to read more)

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