Nearly three in four (72%) UK HR directors are concerned about losing top performers from their companies over the coming year, and in a bid to retain staff, are offering other incentives – other than financial remuneration – such as remote-working, according to a study by OfficeTeam, a leading recruitment agency specialising in administrative staffing.
The study queried 1,800 HR directors across the UK, Continental Europe and Asia, and aimed to understand the hiring plans, uncertainties and retention strategies among key decision makers within those companies.
When evaluating trends outside the UK, HR directors in Continental Europe were less concerned about losing staff (52%), followed by 50% in Asia.
To help retain staff, companies surveyed aim to take further steps to improve their work environment over the next 12 months. Four in 10 (38%) UK HR directors are offering or planning to offer flexible-working hours to employees, compared to 28% in Continental Europe, and 15% in Asia.