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Reinstate fun, family focus to recruit and retain

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perks and incentives signIf your organization is suffering a post-recession exodus of its most valuable employees, here’s an old-school idea to stop the drain: Add job perks that your competitors don’t offer.

Plenty of businesses have reduced staff size and pay raises since 2008, but many scaled back family-friendly and fun benefits, too. Now savvy employers are finding that one way to hold onto high-producing employees their competition would like to lure away is to give them something unique to stick around for.

Nearly a third of employers in a survey reported that they lost some of their best employees in 2012, and 39% said they are concerned about top-talent defection this year.

In another CareerBuilder survey, a quarter of 3,900 full-time employees who participated said they plan to find new jobs this year or next.

In search of better benefits

They told pollsters they’re looking for more money and better benefits, but that’s n...(register to read more)

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