Flexible benefits 'improve work-life balance' for e-learning graduates
E-learning graduates heading into their chosen field are more likely to take a job which offers excellent flexible benefits, as this can help them to achieve a better work-life balance, it has been claimed.
Matt Duffy, partnerships manager at Lorica, said a benefits package that promotes flexibility for staff can be extremely beneficial, as it provides workers with a greater sense of control of their own destiny and enables them to manage themselves more effectively.
He commented: "This is particularly around childcare and allowing people to trade holiday - to purchase additional leave entitlement from their employer - to help with that work-life balance."
According to the spring 2011 Employee Outlook survey from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the proportion of employees saying their standard of living has worsened in the last six months has increased to 37 per cent from 31 per cent in the previous quarter.
Furthermore, public sector employees are most likely to say their standard of living has worsened (47 per cent) compared with 35 per cent of workers in both the private and voluntary sectors.
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10 May 2011