Mercer is pleased to report the findings of its recent research on reward, benefits and savings.
This survey was conducted by Mercer to find out employer and employee perceptions of reward and benefits and what elements can drive attraction, retention and motivation.
In addition to comparing and contrasting the views of employers and employees, the research specifically aimed to explore:
The research focused on key areas of reward and benefits for both employers and employees, ranging from an organisation’s reward objectives (financial and non-financial) and the programme’s flexibility to perceptions about the market competitiveness of the programme and the use of technology.
Overall, the survey results revealed some significant disconnects between employee attitudes towards their workplace reward and communications and employers’ perceptions of those attitudes.
About the survey
Two surveys were conducted: one with employers and the other with employees. The employer survey gathered views from 79 organisations, representing a broad cross-section of industry sectors and company sizes.
The employee survey was administered to a representative sample of UK employees, stratified to reflect the demographics of the UK workforce in terms of age, gender and job level. Data for both surveys were collected from February to June 2010.
The study is unique in that it compared the views of employers with those of employees, identifying areas where the organisation’s reward strategy is aligned or misaligned with the expectations of its employees.
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