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Bosses must reward their staff to keep them, says expert

By John Mulgrew

Companies should provide employees with "enough incentives and benefits" in order to retain them, according to a recruitment expert. According to Cpl Resources Employment Market Monitor for the second quarter of 2017, a third of employees can feel more stressed after holidays than before they left.

Aine Brolly, chief executive, Cpl Solutions International, said: "New opportunities still appeal to contented workers, so it is important to provide employees with enough incentives and benefits to keep them.

"Companies often invest a lot of time and money in hiring new candidates, but figures show it is worth focusing on managing the talent already in the company."

The survey has also shown that 60% of workers prefer email for communication.

"More typing and less talking may be good for efficiency, but it negatively impacts the amount of face-to-face interaction and relationship-building within the office and with clients," Ms Brolly said.

The report, carried out across Ireland, also shows that jobseekers are more optimistic than in previous reports. It also said that despite a current trend towards 'job-hopping' amongst ambitious employees, more than two-thirds crave security and would be happy to stay with the same company, provided they are happy and challenged.

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