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Robert Half Research into Retention Strategy


New research from leading recruitment specialist Robert Half Financial Services has found senior financial services leaders believe the key to staff retention in a tight jobs market will be a rewarding career path rather than increased salaries or bonuses.

The vast majority (89 per cent) of financial services executives are concerned about losing their top performers to other employers in the next 12 months. More than two thirds (67 per cent) say they will adopt a policy of providing better career development opportunities to encourage valued employees to stay, while just over half (54 per cent) said they would provide current employees a raise in remuneration or bonuses.

Additional retention efforts will see almost three-in-10 (28 per cent) offering employees flexible working, while only 27 per cent said they would make counter-offers to valuable staff looking to move to another employer.